Nice things people say

Nice things people say

11 years of Bounce have wizzed by. As part of our birthday celebrations we collected memories of peoples experiences of the company. We're posting them here for posterity but also because it makes us proud. 

Essential skills and messages of hope

Essential skills and messages of hope

A reflective blog about grit, intelligence and creativity from our Creative Learning Manager Amber. Considering the parallels between classroom teaching experiences and Bounce's new programme here.

Happy Birthday Bounce

Happy Birthday Bounce

Happy (belated) birthday Bounce! A small reflection on 11 years of bouncing and what it means to us. 

Hidden Heroes and acts of kindness ...

Hidden Heroes and acts of kindness ...

This Autumn a group of young people in Chessington are working with Bounce to cocreate a city. We're building it on the principals of rock and roll - how does culture light up a city?  The work will incorporate drama, animation and visual art leading to a two week exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery.

However, they are going one step further...

Contribute to their story and feature in the exhibtion

Kindness

Kindness

Urban Stories is one of Bounce Theatre's current projects. Students from Chessington Community Colleges are cocreating with artists to create a blueprint for a new city. Fundamental to their design is the concept of kindness - how we'd slowly change the streets we lived in if we practiced kindness. Amber, our Creative Learning Manager has developed their ideas to create a resource for schools to explore the ideas of cities and kindness in the classroom. 

Creativity and International Peace Day

Creativity and International Peace Day

Urban stories is one of Bounce's 'Creativity Matters' projects. Here, we reflect on the early learning emerging from it and the value of creativity in tandem with International Peace Day

Bouncing forward

Bouncing forward

Grit, Compassion and Mistakes. 

Following on from addressing the components of learning, our Creative Learning Manager explores the concept of 'grit' in learning.

Components of Learning - Grit,creativity and intelligence

Components of Learning - Grit,creativity and intelligence

In it's 11th year, Bounce is embarking on a series of research projects and investigations about creative learning. Read more from our Creative Learning Manager about our inspiration and the early learning we are gathering from our work.

Components of Learning - Curiosity and Trust

Components of Learning - Curiosity and Trust

As Bounce begins its 10th year of work, our ambition is to better understand the inherent learning potential of our work. Amber, our Creative Learning Manager role has over 15 years experience working in schools. Here, she reflects on the process of learning  within the classroom and its application to the development of a learning model for Bounce. 

Bounce Stories

Bounce Stories

Creativity Matters is Bounce's Autumn programme. Find out more about the team behind it and their thoughts on the themes of the work in a few handy 'get to know us' type questions :) 

Birthday planning

Birthday planning

A reflection on birthdays, a decade of learning and Bounce Theatre by Amber. 

Valuing Creativity

Valuing Creativity

As Bounce maps out its new programme of work Creativity Matters, our Creative Learning Director, Rachel reflects on her own memories of being creative and how this shapes her vision for Bounce.