Scotiabank Educational Outreach Program
The Scotiabank Educational Outreach Program brings multi-disciplinary theatre workshops taught by professional artists, into core community schools and organizations in Regina with the goal of reaching children and teens who experience financial, cultural, language and social barriers.
Our Outreach program provides numerous benefits to participants:
"I personally witnessed shy, conservative, quiet students crack through their shell and express who they are on the inside. This initiative not only developed students as individuals but also provided the students with an opportunity they otherwise would not get to experience." - Brett Benson, Grade 5 teacher Gladys McDonald Elementary
Since the program began in 2011, the Scotiabank Educational Outreach Program has provided theatre creation workshops to several of Regina’s core community schools including: Gladys McDonald School, Thomson Community School, Wascana Community School, St. Augustine Community School, and St. Theresa Elementary, St. Jerome Elementary School, and Judge Bryant Elementary School. The program has already reached over a thousand students. This year, our artist educators hosted workshops at Mother Teresa Middle School, Rosemont, Kitchener, Imperial, Albert, and Seven Stones Community Schools. The program has already reached over a thousand students.
Each school receives ten multi-disciplinary workshops lead by theatre artist educators. The themes for the workshops are drawn from the school’s current curriculum and focus on supporting communication and collaboration skills while setting students up for success! Throughout the workshops, elementary school teachers are provided with professional development so that they can continue to actively use the workshop skills with future classes.
In April 2013, St. Theresa Elementary performed their final project for media and invited guests as part of Pink Shirt Day, the international anti-bullying day. Here is one story from Global News showcasing the event:
For more information on the Scotiabank Educational Outreach Program, contact:
Aimee Garchinski, Theatre School and Community Engagment Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our funding partners: