The UK host an event with Kate Cairns

The School of Liberal and Performing Arts at the University of Gloucestershire are lead partners of a three-year European project: ARTPAD (Achieving Resilience Through Play and Drama). The project explores the use of drama and play for supporting teachers and practitioners working with children and young people to promote engagement with learning and we are holding an event for you to find out more and take part.

Why you should attend this event:

·         Inspiring speakers talking about resilience and how to support children and young people

·         Interactive workshops in both play and drama techniques

·         Information on how your school and/or youth setting can benefit

Keynote Speaker – Kate Cairns

Kate is an author, speaker and trainer with an international reputation for
her work around attachment, trauma and resilience, particularly in
relation to vulnerable children and young people. She has been a social
worker for forty years, and a trainer for twenty years. In 2002 she
published Attachment, Trauma and Resilience, which explored how these
three key concepts could provide a structure for understanding ourselves
and those with whom we work. The book became a bestseller for BAAF
and has influenced practice around the world.

Workshops – Sue Colverd and Karen Benjamin

During the event, there will be two workshops looking at the development of specialised training for those that work with children and young people in formal, informal and non-formal education and how to support them. This will include understanding a range of drama approaches that can be used, alongside an understanding of the importance of understanding and providing time and space for play.

Sign up below…
Date: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Cost: Free
Venue: University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester
Time: 3.30pm – 6.30pm (includes light refreshments)
Book tickets:
If you have any questions, please contact the team by emailing

We look forward to seeing you,

Full invitation can be downloaded here

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