We are excited to announce we are launching a youth led Bounce Board as part of our post pandemic plans.
Over the last year Bounce has changed dramatically. The company has created digital and paper based resources for children, young people and families reaching thousands of people across SW London. Our practitioners have branched out to deliver digital workshops for schools, groups and communities. We’ve also found a love for hosting podcast projects and talking about the issues that matter to young people.
” Over the last year, we have been fortunate to work with a cohort of young people across digital channels. As we look to the future, it seems fitting to put them at the heart of our business and allow them to shape the work we make. The ‘board’ as we are calling them for now will mirror a company structure and work with us to shape the future of Bounce. We want to put their pandemic experiences at the heart of how we move forward – together.”
Louise Pendry, Artistic Director
We plan to operate the Board as an open access project for young people interested in gaining work experience. The first meeting will take place virtually over Easter. If you would be interested in participating please email Louise for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bounce Theatre is delighted to have launched a new podcast series. Hello from Home has been conceived with a group of young people who want to talk about mental health.
Utilising Zoom as a makeshift recording studio, they are joining together each week to talk about young people’s mental health during and after the pandemic. Covering the impact of remote learning, loneliness, political decision making, and the value of kindness were discussion points, amongst other things. The topics are chosen by the young people as a reflection of their own experiences and as a tool to encourage other young people to talk about their mental health. “I love the podcast. I’m seeing all these people, connecting with them, saying all these things I never thought I would say. I would never think to say them and I find the podcast a really helpful thing. I look forward to Thursdays.” Haaris, Hello from Home podcast host. The podcast accompanies a new zine for young people. This is full of ideas and content for young people to manage their emotional health through hobbies and interests. Both projects are supported by The Grace Dear Trust, a Mental Health Charity in Surrey. Listen to the podcast on our Hello from Home project page here.
Want to get involved? If you are 11-14 and would like to participate in a podcast or create content for the zine, please email email@example.com Want to receive the Zine? If you are a parent, school leader or youth worker who would like to receive the zine to share with young people, please email firstname.lastname@example.org