Thursday, November 15, 2018

Who we are

We are a small elite team with a passion for delivering a variety of creatively focused, fun-filled and interactive workshops for primary schools. We’re an organisation that works with businesses, schools, colleges and universities to give young people a taste of the opportunities that exist within commercial creative, design and digital industries. We work with young people from the age of four up to 24 and the projects we introduce change every year to reflect the rate of change in the commercial creative sectors We have a long and proven track record and we’re dedicated to giving you the very best of experiences with a focus on dependability, quality provision and uniqueness.

We had a really exciting experience which transformed the learning in Year 5 into an immersive experience that hit all the senses: - from food tasting to music, to drama and storytelling, from DT to art. The activities were so well prepared and the delivery by the facilitators was exceptional. Most importantly of all, it brought fun and creativity to learning!

Rachel Woods

Headteacher at Whitehouse Primary School

How it works

All our primary workshops are suitable for any Key Stage. They are also suitable for Special Needs Schools and are easily adaptable to suit the children’s abilities. Our workshops are delivered throughout the North East and they can be tailored to fit with almost any theme. The workshops can be tailor-made to suit your individual school requirements.

Our workshops are facilitated by creative mentors with a vast range of creative, design and digital expertise. Their knowledge and professionalism are paramount. This will be evident throughout your workshop.

Having TICE in to do the “horticulture and biodiversity” workshop with year 2 has been amazing. Bringing a topic of “plants” to the children through the media of music and art was so worthwhile and the rich learning that occurred in the lessons was fantastic. The lessons were perfectly pitched, fast-paced and engaging for all pupils...and staff. The national curriculum links to science were evident but it was done in a fun, interactive, inclusive and memorable way.

Mrs E Given

Class 2 Teacher South Wellfield First School

How it works

CHOOSE A TOPIC

PICK CREATIVE AREA

BOOK A DATE

TICE DELIVERS

How do we book a workshop?

You can speak to a member of our friendly and capable team by calling us on 07720016144 or you can click here to complete our contact form.

How do we decide what workshop will work best for our school?

From your point of contact with us, right through to the delivery of your workshop and beyond, we are on hand to offer you guidance and advice. Feel free to discuss your requirements with us, topics you would like us to cover, what creative disciplines you would like to experience and we will work with you to tailor your workshop. We also have a long list of workshops provided in other schools for you to browse through.

What creative disciplines and topics are on offer?

We have mentors that can facilitate any topic for example; the Victorians, India, biodiversity, horticulture, materials and their properties, and much more, simply just let us know what topic you would like us to introduce or enhance within the school. You can then select what creative disciplines you would like us to use to present the workshop, for example through music, textiles, creative writing, illustration, photography, animation, fashion, software or a mix of a few.

In addition, workshops have a clear focus on the topic chosen but as facilitated by creative professionals we also have an emphasis on creative, digital and design careers which can also enhance your careers provision within the school. Please let us know if you are seeking to meet any Career Guidance Benchmarks as we can certainly work with you to provide this.

Charlotte was truly exceptional. 14 teachers went away inspired, excited and full of creative ideas. It was a real pleasure to have her here. Thank you for organising for her to come. It really was one of the best workshops we have had here for a while. I’m glad Charlotte enjoyed her visit to our school and it’s been wonderful finding out a little about what you do through her. It does seem crazy that I could find nothing which fitted the bill any closer to home but she proved your enterprise is a real gem. I’m extremely glad I came across you and am sure the surrounding area appreciate having you. I’m very jealous!

Sue Side

Head of Art at The Manor

Is there a cost for your workshops and programmes?

Yes. We have been building a sustainable community interest company since 2013 and we cannot work for free. Designing and delivering exciting and industry relevant workshops is our job. Bringing together business professionals and schools within creative industries is part of our business model and there is a lot of planning and research that goes on behind the scenes, we are not able to provide any workshops at no cost. If you're interested in working with TICE, let us know and we can discuss our rates.

How much is a workshop?

This depends on whether you require a full day or half day workshop however prices start from as little as £200. Most resources are completely provided by us however, we may ask if you have spare equipment such as extra pairs of scissors or coloured pens, pencils or glue, for example, depending on the numbers involved.

Are we required to pay a booking deposit?

No. In most cases, we will invoice the school the after the workshop date and the terms of payment are outlined in the invoice. If you require the invoice any earlier, we can easily accommodate that.

Do you deliver workshops in our area?

We are situated in the North East of England and travel regularly throughout Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham to Teesside at no extra cost to your school. If you are situated outside of the North East, travel and accommodation costs may be incurred.

How long are the workshops?

We can deliver both full and/or half day workshops. Our full day workshops can start the day anytime from 9.00 a.m. and run up until 3.00 p.m. Our morning workshops can run from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00pm and our afternoon workshops can commence anytime from 12.00 p.m. and run up until 3.00 p.m.

What space do you require?

Depending on the workshop type and the number of children involved. We may need the school hall/gym or use a couple of classrooms. Depending on the creative discipline chosen we may need computers or classrooms with sinks for example. Our team will be happy to work out the logistics with you.

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