Previous comedy education projects include:BRIGHTSPARKS COMEDY ASYLUM (Leicester 2007-18) Ongoing comedy workshops with mental health service users culminating in a series of live performances in clubs, psychiatric units and conferences throughout the East Midlands region.
A FUNNY CITY (Leicester 2007-18) Ongoing comedy workshops with mental health service users culminating in a series of live performances in clubs, psychiatric units and conferences throughout the East Midlands region.
ROUNDHILL SMOKING COMEDY (Coalville 2014) Sketch comedy workshops about smoking with Year 6 students, filmed and performed to friends and families.
BOTH KINDS OF FUNNY (Nottingham 2014) Comedy workshops with immigrants learning English as a second language, exploring both humorous use of language and the cultural importance of humour.
BEST MEDICINE (Leicester 2012) Comedy DVD created with mental health service users for organisations to improve staff awareness of mental health issues.
ROUNDHILL COMEDY SHOWCASE (Leicester 2011) Sketch comedy/improvisation workshops with underachievers, gifted and talented and reluctant speakers, culminating in a comedy show.
BACK IN TIME SCHOOL WAS FINE (Leicester 2009) Multimedia comedy show exploring changes in education since the 19th Century. Prepared and performed with young people at risk of exclusion from school.
TEENAGE SEXUAL HEALTH PROJECT (Leicester 2008) Creation of a sexual health/sketch comedy DVD with Year 10 students to be used as a teaching aid across the East Midlands.
HAPPY TO BE ME (Leicester 2007/8) Sketch comedy workshops and live show with children and teenagers experiencing social exclusion in the St Matthews area of Leicester.
COALVILLE COMEDY COMPOST (Coalville 2007) School sketch comedy workshops with year 5 students about the importance of recycling.
DITCH THE CHIPS (Wellingborough & Kettering, 2007, Leicester 2005) Workshops with KS2 students exploring principles of healthy lifestyle and translating them into comedy sketches.
ST ALBANS COMEDY PROJECT (Birmingham 2006) A series of comedy workshops with Year 10 students identified as underachieving.
MAKE ME HAPPY (2002 - current) Numerous comedy/performance poetry projects for Leicester Comedy Festival, involving workshops in primary and secondary schools across Leicestershire.
“The outcomes were great ... some children who do not normally find the arts as accessible as others seemed to blossom with the work and there have been noticeable developments in terms of their developed confidence and attainment in class.” Arts Development Officer, Standards & Effectiveness Division, Leicester City Council
“Very flexible, fun to work with and at all times professional.” Jo Marlowe, Arts Development Officer, Rawlins Community College, Leicestershire
“The Kids loved it. Fantastic outcomes!” Teacher, Martinshaw Primary School, Groby
“Everybody loved it – the pitch was perfect!” Drama Teacher, Soar Valley College, Leicester
“A fun, enjoyable and productive workshop!” Teacher, Bosworth College, Leicester
“Really managed to engage the students. Managed to keep them focussed and on task – more of the same!” Head of English, Judgemeadow Community College, Leicester