SCARF has collaborated with Eaton Gorge Theatre company to launch an Acting Games and Skills, a 6-week workshop series which kicked off to a flying start on Wednesday. The workshop is the third instalment of our youth workshop series, alongside side belly dancing and darbuka drumming classes.
The classes involve learning acting skills and playing games and competitions, with a focus on teamwork, communication and confidence building. Classes are designed for children aged 10-16 years, and are open to both refugee community members and the broader SCARF community.
SCARF’s youth workshops have been developed following a consultation with SCARF’s community members aged between 16 and 24. This consultation has allowed SCARF to develop programs that we know are relevant, interesting and helpful to young people from refugee background. Watch our founder, Sharyn, explain how we have used the generous support from IMB Community Foundation to establish SCARF’s Youth program for 2015/16.
Ensuring young people from refugee background feel included, engaged and stimulated in our community is essential to their successful resettlement in Australia. We hope that these recreational workshop series will be an engaging and fun way to for young people from refugee background to gain skills, make friends and feel a sense of belonging.