Our theme for the year is communication, and as part of this we have an exciting new project we have started.
We are going to be recording our Life Stories.
Everyone has a story to tell that is personal to them, all about who they are and how they became that person. We may have ideas that we want to share about what we are proud of in our lives, and what we still want to do in the future. It may be a particular event or moment that we would like others to know about.
Our project is about giving a voice to everybody, so that we all have a chance to share these important stories from our lives. These stories are going to be recorded in lots of different ways. Some may choose to tell their story in words, on film or recorded on audiotape. Some may choose to make a piece of art, or create a dance piece.
Some people will also be learning skills to enable them to become the interviewers, to record other people’s life stories. As part of this we have been learning about storytelling, and how to communicate well. We will be running workshops on subjects such as how to listen effectively, and how to read body language, facial expressions and tone of voice.
Most of all, it is about expressing ourselves our way.