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.
“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
“This is the 5th year that Toby has given workshops to our year 8 students, and as always they have proved so valuable in opening the eyes of the young people - and staff too! I have spoken to the Head of Year 8, other staff and students and universally the comments have been so positive about the impact that Toby has. Many talk about how their feelings change during the course of the workshop, from nervousness at the start to confidence and understanding by the end.”
Wendy Rajska, Head of Health Education
Priestlands School, Hampshire
“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 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|