JustDifferent would like to wish all our supporters and school partners well in this difficult time of COVID-19. We hope that your business, jobs, families and school children/young people remain safe and look forward to working with you again as soon as possible. As the rest of the country has done, we have postponed our events until later in the year in order to halt the spread of the virus, and we will be in touch with you all once we have new dates.
We continue to deeply appreciate your support, both financially and through corporate and community partnerships, past, present and into the future. We are going to use this time to innovate our services and broaden our offering to businesses as well as schools. Please do let us know if you would like any information in the meantime for workshops as soon as schools/businesses are able to re-open for business as usual. Best wishes from all the team at JustDifferent.
A workshop created and delivered by disabled adults to positively promote disability and difference to secondary school pupils.
This interactive workshop, delivered via powerpoint, includes the following:
Suitable for: KS3, KS4 and Sixth Form students
Workshop duration: 60 minutes
Group size: approx 30 pupils
Each workshop is thought provoking, inspiring and engaging. We include activities, group discussions and the opportunity for students to ask questions.
All our workshop sessions are designed to support the requirements of school curriculums including those that follow both the National and/or a Broad and Balanced Curriculum.
We currently have Workshop Presenters in the South East, London, and Yorkshire and the Humber. If you are outside of these areas please do contact us as we are constantly recruiting Workshop Presenters across the country and may be able to accommodate your request.
“I wanted to write and say thank you for coming in to our school to deliver workshops to Year 8 students. The feedback I have received from both staff and students has been excellent with many commenting on how their attitude had completely changed by the end of the session.
Students truly appreciated how open and honest you were with regards to living with a physical disability, which allowed them to ask questions they may not have had the opportunity to otherwise. I have no doubt that all students would have taken away valuable life skills, and hopefully you have helped to correct any misconceptions they would have previously had.
I look forward to working with you in the near future.
Alice Briggs, Acting Subject Leader of PSHCE
“Thank you so much for the workshops you ran on 9th Feb 2018. The children really enjoyed your workshops and gained a genuine insight into what it might be like to live with the challenges of disability. The children commented on how resilient you were and how creative you have been to find ways of overcoming some of the daily issues you face. Your openness and positive attitude enabled pupils to see how everyone faces challenges at times but that with a positive mindset these can be overcome.
As a Head of Year we regularly look for inspirational visitors who will have a lasting impact on pupils and I am sure that your visit will remain with our students for years to come. Thank you so much giving up your time and sharing your story with us.”
Mrs Wingham, Asst Head/Head of Yr 9
Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School, Hampshire
“I am writing to express out thanks to Toby and all the team for the visits he made here this year. Our Year 8 students have been very impressed with the workshops. I am enclosing some letters from selected students from that year group and I think you will be able to read what an impact Toby's visit had on them. Please also extend our thanks to Sally, who accompanied Toby for both days. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the change in our students from the beginning of their hour with Toby to the end. Many talk about how their feelings change during the course of the workshop, from apprehension at the start to confidence and understanding by the end. Toby was truly inspirational and we enjoyed his great sense of humour. We feel that these workshops are so important for our students and we are already looking forward to making our booking for 2020 - any maybe Helen will be able to come too! ”
Frauke Taylor, Curriculum Assistant: Health Education
Priestlands School, Hampshire
“Thank you for coming to Queen’s Gate School once again to speak to the girls as part of the Pastoral Day Programme. As on your previous visit, your workshop was very well received, and the feedback from the girls has been lively and positive. Our aim with Pastoral Day is to broaden the girls’ outlooks and ensure they have an educated awareness of the world outside of school, and an insight into the reality of diversity and what that encompasses is a wonderful example of this. Your contribution to the day is very much valued.
We enjoyed having you with us again, and I look forward to welcoming you again to Queen’s Gate in the future.”
Mrs R Kamaryc, Principal
Queen’s Gate School, London
It costs JustDifferent £500 per day to deliver our service. We do not receive any Government funding to support our work and therefore rely on grants from Trusts & Foundations, Businesses, Community Groups and individuals to contribute to the total cost and we ask that the school contribute the remaining cost.
|Half day workshop||£175.00|
|Full day workshop||£250.00|