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In response to Covid-19 we had to stop our ‘normal’ workshops. We were determined to “stay connected” and continue to meet our aims and objectives supporting local adults with learning disability.
We worked with our students and their families to identify their needs and quickly adapted our services. We have set up music, drama and craft workshops on Zoom, provided ‘art@home’ activity packs and support our students with regular phone calls.
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As restrictions are eased we are starting to resume ‘normal’ services and are running small group workshops for up to 4 students in woodwork, ceramics, print, mixed media and textiles. We have also started back up our ‘Rowan Rangers’ forest school as outdoor projects are considered safer during Covid-19.
We are aware that many of our students are unable to return to Rowan due to complex additional health conditions and we are continuing to provide music, drama and craft workshops on Zoom, provide activity packs to do at home and ‘stay connected’.
Our mission is that using visual and performing arts, Rowan endeavours to provide a safe, creative and enriching environment where adults with learning disabilities, under the direction of artists, craftspeople and volunteers, can grow artistically, as well as in their abilities, confidence and self-esteem – all vital ingredients for independent living, health and well-being.