Embracing Arts


PSHE workshops research & development

Year, type of grant

2021-22, Open, Small Grants

Grant awarded

£1,250 over 1 month


This project researched and tested arts-based PSHE Workshops for SEND schools, exploring themes of  health & wellbeing, bullying, and e-safety through storytelling, music, and puppetry. A new suite of workshops was developed to support understanding of online safety, communication and teamwork, and building self-esteem.

“This project has inspired and validated our work. We are now so incredibly driven to expand and engage as many schools as possible with SEN provision and specialist schools in our workshops. It has very much informed the next stage or our 3-year plan and will be a huge part of our funding drive.” -Embracing Arts

Who, what, where

  • Children & young people 9-14 years, attending SEND schools
  • Mixed arts: music, performing arts, storytelling
  • Curriculum support, equality of access to the arts, organisational development
  • England, South East, Kent – in 2 Canterbury schools

How this project supported Ragdoll Foundation aims

A well-written, compelling, high quality proposal to develop a new schools offer for Embracing Arts.