Join us online for a fun, action-packed half-term, where kids are kept engaged and entertained at our highly popular and much loved drama camp.
Each morning, an expert from our fantastic holiday camp partners, Infinite Jest Theatre Company, will join JW3's Families Programmer Chloe to run specialist drama and craft workshops that stretch the imagination, inspire creativity and boost confidence, with a variety of extra-curricular activities.
Open your minds while schools are closed for an enriching, thought-provoking, fact-finding, game-playing adventure during February half term with Infinite Jest's brilliant team of creative learning specialists.
This isn’t just screen time...it’s JW3 screen time and interactive creative learning at its best.
For more information about Infinite Jest and their work visit: www.infinitejest.co.uk
THEME: The Body
Pete Pancreas, the popular piano-playing prodigy, has a poorly pot-belly. Sarsaparilla the Scientist, Dr Nnnnn Atchoo and Professor Koffendropp can’t figure out why. They’re calling on 5-11 year olds the world over to help them investigate.
So grab your stethoscope and begin the wonderous journey into, on and around The Body, where you’ll be creatively challenged at every turn as you discover what the body is really all about.
- You'll need a Zoom account to participate.
- You can join any time during the session though we'll be sticking strictly to the timings indicated.
- Please set your computer or tablet up in a safe and secure place and make sure that there's enough light on the face! We don't want to see a silhouette! Once the computer is set up your child will not have to touch it.
- There needs to be enough room for your child to sit at the computer and also to stand up and move around - a bit! Don't worry we won't encourage them to rush around like crazy.
- Our craft activities will use resources that you can find around the house. You’ll also need a glue stick, tape, scissors, card or paper, empty toilet roll tubes, string and colouring pens or pencils.
- By booking a ticket, you are consenting to your child taking part in this online activity.
- All of our team have up to date DBS forms and are experienced camp leaders.
- It remains your responsibility to supervise your child(ren) and ensure their safety. Likewise, we won’t be asking them to touch the computer, but that is up to you to manage.
- Please follow guidance about safe use of the internet for children, including making sure they are accessing the internet in communal areas and are clothed. Here is a helpsheet for parents of primary children from Thinkuknow, the national online safety education programme from CEOP, the online child protection command of the National Crime Agency.
- We will be recording these sessions for safeguarding purposes only. The recordings will not be published or shared.
- Please do not record sessions or take screenshots or photos of anything showing anybody else’s children.
- Safe numbers: We will not run any ‘one to one’ sessions; in the case of only one booker we will cancel the session and give a full refund. We will have a maximum of 25 households logged on to any session.
Praise From Parents■
“It was great to see my daughter (6yrs) engaged, interested and most of all having fun. I would not put these hours down to “screen time”. She behaved as if she was in a room, sitting in a circle – listening, laughing, moving and focussed.”
“One of the many things I love about your sessions is how you make each and every child feel so valued and special. They are allowed to shine, like little stars!”
Meet the Infinite Jest team■
Henry Everett is an actor, writer and producer and Artistic Director of Infinite Jest. As a performer he has worked at the National Theatre (Tartuffe, Anthony and Cleopatra, Man and Superman), The Globe, The Orange Tree, Bristol Old Vic, The Citizens Theatre, and Bath Theatre Royal, to name a few.
As a writer and producer he has adapted many Shakespeare shows for younger audiences and was thrilled to bring A Midsummer Night's Dream to JW3 in 2018.
His proudest Infinite Jest moment to date is setting up the Home Theatre Club during the covid-19 lockdown and providing wonderful wacky online workshops!
My fav dance move is The Floss
My fav joke is: What did the policeman say to his tummy?
You're under a vest
My fav game is Sudden over-the-top-death Grandmother's Footsteps
A stand-up comedian, performer and writer. Her first solo show, Running on Air, won a fringe first at the Edinburgh Festival and was featured on the Culture Show. In 2019, she wrote and performed Bookish, a selection of five mini shows, each inspired by a different book, which she toured to theatres and libraries throughout the UK. She is the Associate Artist at The Harrogate Theatre and of the museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge.
She says: “Throughout lockdown I have become a master of ZOOM!!! And have, along with the brilliant Nathan and amazing Henry, been delivering fantastic online drama sessions. We've had children all over the world join us as we've created crazy, wacky, wonderful, silly, storylines with some fabulous imaginative creative kids!”
My favourite dance is The funky chicken: nobody looks cool while they're doing it
My favourite joke is: What did the monkeys say to each other when they won the Olympics? WE ARE THE CHIMPIONS!
My favourite drama game is: Bibbity Bibbity Bop!
Has over 15 years’ experience working with children as an actor, arts charity volunteer, drama coach and creative support teacher at Griffin Schools Trust, Nathan has a unique perspective on young people’s experiences of the arts and how the arts influences, supports and encourages their drive and access to learning.
He graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has mainly spent his time on playing fun cheeky heroic characters who possess unknown strength, or who obtain a magical flying vehicles or attempt to track down and rescue missing animals.
He says: “My personal hero’s include all those who make us laugh, clap, cheer and dance a little. Including but not limited to Olaf, Spider-Man, Kermit the frog, the Chuckle Brothers, Lionel Messi, Mr Tumble, Usain Bolt, Paul Zerdin, my Mum, Willy Wonka, Maya Angelou, Dr Who, Stephen Hawkin, Harry Potter, and Chase from Paw Patrol.”
My favourite dance move is: The Renegade Dance
My favourite joke is: What is the best birthday present? A broken drum, you can't beat it!
My favourite game is: Funny Fruit
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