NGYT in Education
NGYT are an Artsmark Partner, an Arts Award Supporter and an active partner of Luton's Cultural Education Partnership.
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.
NGYT is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.
NGYT offer a range of Theatre, Dance and Arts opportunities to local, regional and national schools and colleges. We provide everything from enrichment, to curriculum, to before and after school clubs. NGYT are able to cater to the needs of your young people.
We also create Theatre pieces that specifically address themes and issues affecting young people today; In the past we have created pieces around the issues of Hate Crime, County Lines, Mental Health, Homelessness, Identity and Peer Pressure and we are more than happy to create bespoke workshops and pieces that are responsive and relevant to world in which we live.
To find out more about Artsmark go to www.artsmark.org.uk
to find out how NGYT can support your Artsmark journey and creative needs please:
international dance day with museum makers
We got moving with The Culture Trust and Museum Makers for International Dance Day 2023!
100s of young people joined us online for a mass community dance in their schools.
Young people learned dance tutorials taught by NGYT Street Dance Teacher and Choreographer Tanisha.
It was also fantastic to see families joining us in person at Stockwood Discovery Centre on Saturday 29th April for a mass dance on the lawn!
We loved getting Luton dancing!
If you'd love to coordinate a mass dance event at your education provision please get in touch.
Talk The Talk
Join NGYT in this fast paced play that uncovers the truth behind county lines in partnership with Bedfordshire VERU.
Woodlands achieves Bronze arts award
From January - March 2023 we created and delivered a 12 week arts project with 50 Woodlands Secondary School FE students in pursuit of their Bronze Arts Award supported by BLCF Small Grants Fund.
The project explored the theme of 'Belonging'. We set out to create a performance project with all FE groups celebrating individuality, teamwork and being proud of who you are.
With each group of students we explored how individuality is what makes us strong & how being accepting and kind to one another is what brings people together as a community.
Arts can transform lives and can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. We created a space where the participants can express themselves freely, share ideas and use their imaginations.
Young people led ideas towards their final performance, which gave the students a sense of ownership, increased their self esteem and highlighted how fun and rewarding working as a team can be.
Students also created various props and costumes for their showcase using crafts.
On March 9th the brilliant FE students from Woodlands Secondary School presented their very own performance. Laura and Hannah loved their 12 weeks working with these incredible young people.
"We really can't thank you enough for everything"
Sally West - Woodlands Secondary School.
"This was a fantastic project. Well done to FE and thank you to NGYT" - Woodlands Secondary School
healthy, happy me
Wellness is very much at the heart of all we do and as such we are continuously developing our skills and knowledge to ensure we are able to support more young people to manage their own wellbeing.
WE CARE. WE LISTEN. WE CREATE.
Using yoga, literacy, art and mindfulness this 6 week programme led by our qualified team offers exciting, fun ways to tackle anxiety and help children to deal with their own stresses and worries.
Your young learners will be guided through mindfulness meditations and discover relaxation practices and breathing exercises they can use again and again as they develop resilience and coping strategies to live healthy happy lives.
Are you currently running or looking to host your own Holiday Camps or HAF programmes in your education or ALP setting?
NGYT can provide bespoke arts or performing arts workshops spanning a day, a few days or even a week.
Activities can include but are not limited to creative writing, art, dance, theatre and even musical theatre.
All activities can culminate in a showing or performance at the end of the day, week or programme to parents/carers, staff or funders.
Reload my future
Most recently and thanks to Arts Council England we have been able to produce 'Reload My Future'; A virtual or in person project for young people supporting them to reflect on the now and re-imagine their future. To take part in your school's very own 'Reload My Future'...
Take a look at the wonderful work from Chantry Primary Academy. Supported by Arts Council England.
Join us on an interactive quest of discovery...
This virtual yet practical classroom tool has been designed to help schools and their young learners recognise, respect and find fun in diversity within their classrooms.
Be confronted by those looking to divide us and work alongside Agent Z to uncover the importance of learning about others and finding fun in discovering the very things that connect us all.
"So glad we booked you to work in school all those years ago. Dance has never been so good"
Pirton Hill Primary
"We are so happy to have built this relationship with your staff and the work you are doing in our school is both inspiring and of high quality"
St Martin de Porres
"Fantastic to see so much talent and hard work from all at NGYT"
Steve Crayon - Head of Performing Arts, Luton Sixth Form College
"Thank you to all of you who give our young people these opportunities, as it enriches their lives in ways that are beyond the means of most schools"
Joe Richardson - Headteacher, Cardinal Newman
"Always great to see such a positive and active group creating change in our community"
Lea Manor High School
"Lovely feedback from a parent at Warden Hill Drama this morning who's daughter performed on Saturday. She congratulated me on all the work that had been done and was so pleased with what she saw and she loved how much her daughter's confidence has grown. She said she struggles to get her daughter up in the morning but when she knows it's Drama she's straight out of bed and it's her favourite part of the week"
Hannah Kelly - NGYT Drama Teacher