Hearts & Minds

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Working with children with complex special needs in special schools, we promote play and creativity through the performing arts, always having specific goals for the individual child. We look beyond their health condition, engaging them through the senses to establish a connection.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC027040)

Check mark Match funded

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • The Clowndoctors interacted really well with the children, getting smiles and giggles from children who we had never seen do this before

    — Teacher, Special School

  • The Clowndoctors interacted really well with the children, getting smiles and giggles from children who we had never seen do this before

    — Teacher, Special School

Situation

Children in special schools can have complex special needs, emotional and behavioural difficulties, may have life-limiting illnesses and usually have physical and learning challenges. They may experience feelings of powerlessness and frustration; anxiety; loss of self-esteem; and difficulties with communication, social or physical skills.

Solution

Interacting with the Clowndoctors can result in children growing in confidence; having increased verbal communication; showing signs of physical relaxation; and having enhanced social and physical skills. The children can also achieve more in their learning through engaging with the Clowndoctors.