EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Aros Community Theatre delivers innovative creative learning programmes and community outreach projects all year round. Whether it is providing a child with an opportunity to learn an instrument, or improving the quality of life in a care home through art and movement, Aros Community Theatre’s work has a positive and lasting effect on everyone involved.
Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – Good for You is a community arts-based programme for Skye & Lochalsh run by Cleas, the charity based at Aros. Employing ten local artists, we provide arts activities to various groups, including older people, young people and people with additional support needs. The activities are accessible, inclusive and celebrate diversity. We aim to reduce social isolation and increase creativity among people of all ages and abilities in the area. The pilot year was funded by the Highland Culture Strategic Board’s Take Pride, Take Part Investment Fund, and the project is now in its second year thanks to funding from the Robertson Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Awards for All. Find out more
Community Education Programme
Aros organises events and projects aimed specifically at primary and secondary schools. We also offer unique music education workshops, which aim to inspire young people and shape their aspirations for the future.
Stories, Stones and Bones
Stories, Stones and Bones is a community education programme that is currently delivering a range of activities into schools sharing local traditions, culture, and history. The project engages primary school aged children with historians, artists and archaeologists who lead field trips exploring the world class archaeology and historical sites of north Skye. The children engage with artists, poets and writers in class-room activities to create their own interpretations of the their newly discovered knowledge. Their completed works will be presented to the local historical group, in a booklet and community exhibition at the project’s conclusion. The programme aims to inspire the children and to create a sense of community identity and belonging.
Stories, Stones and Bones is supported by