Our online programme was created due to the current circumstances of COVID-19. The world is currently experiencing an epidemic with an uncertain date to when life will return to ‘normal’, schools are closed with exception to vulnerable children, adults are being asked to work from home, some cannot due to the nature of their jobs, unemployment is now at an all time high! Panic buying has become the norm, non-essential shops are slowly but surely being set to close, leaving home should only be done if necessary and our essential workers are being tested, in a way they never would have imagined when they pledged to their services. In this time we are all expected to try to gain the right balance, physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and within work and education.
COVID-19 is an extremely important time to maintain the needs of security and consistency for young people, education does not look or feel the same for them! Routine will start to fade and the mental effect of staying in one place for the majority of their days will begin to take its toll, this is why Elevated Minds CIC has designed a six week programme Monday-Thursday, constructed of six activities that focus on the following areas:
Art & Design
Week 1. Three Words
Young people will be asked to write down three words daily, that they have learned about themselves, things they have done, emotions that they have felt or thought and words that have been used more frequently since being in their new circumstances, all words will be expected to follow with an explanation for each word, be as open with yourself as possible, there is no right or wrong answers, as this task is about your personal journey.
This unit can be written, video or audio recorded:
Challenge: Fitness Video – Defined by Paige
Week 2: COVID-19 Monologue, Poetry, Rap or Spoken Word. 2020
Each of the above will be capture the emotions, thought processes, environment, body language, facial expressions and tone of voice, of what type of impact coronavirus had on each person during their experience. This will allow for a moment of release each day, the memory will never fade as the document will last forever.
Use your 3 words from the previous activity or choose 3 words from the list below to create your monologue, poem, rap or spoken word. Words can be repeated as often as you like.
Discuss your feelings over a period of time. For example, before lockdown, during lock down and what you will do differently after lockdown.
Video or audio.
This challenge is an open platform, any creative form can be displayed such as
dance, music, instruments, art-work, miming, family time, anything positive can
be showcased, I believe an open platform is important as it does not exclude anyone
and allows all young people to express themselves in a way they feel comfortable.
Week 3: Outfit - Collaboration/Competition
Elevated Minds CIC – Design an Outfit Competition in collaboration with So’Dapaah Clothing
Date & time
Date: 27 April – 3rd May 2020
Time: 9am to 5pm
Design a simple outfit that represents you, your sketches do not need to be perfect as long as you have a clear vision and include as much detail as you can. All designs will be required to include Elevated Minds Logo. Please document your journey throughout the process, this can be done in a vlog manner, or a picture. This will add depth to your piece and allow for a clearer understanding for the judges.
As this is a competition, the judges will select 2 winners, (1 Female and 1 Male) who will have their garments manufactured by the Jamie Dapaah’s production team and will also be showcased at Elevated Minds Launch at City Hall in front of a large audience.
Winning entries will appear on the Southwark website, along with first name and age only and we will send out the URL. We’ll also display the designs of several runners-up on the Elevated Minds and Southwark website.
Entrants must be aged between 10 and 16 years old.
How to enter
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to include your first name and age in your email otherwise we are unable to judge your work. Closing date: Sunday 03 May 2020
Elevated Minds CIC will use your personal data (Name, Age and Email) to enable you to participate in the Elevated Minds Outfit Design Competition 2020.
You can choose whether or not you want to sign up and participate in the competition. Elevated Minds requires your permission to process this data. Your personal information will only be used to administer the competition and display competition entries on their website, Twitter and LinkedIn account as well as the Southwark website and Southwark Twitter account, and will be reviewed or destroyed after August 2020. Your email and any surnames will not be displayed online. You have the right to ask for any of your details to be removed at any point in time from our records however please note that by removing your details, you will not be able to participate in the Design an Outfit Competition.
Challenge: Guess Who I am?
Young people to impersonate a celebrity/ favourite character/scene from a movie,
aim of the game is to see if the audience can guess who you are once uploaded.