Diversity Dance Project
Jolt Diversity Dance Project (DDP) is a new initiative as part of the Move tutor training scheme that aims to encourage children to think about disability and difference in a new way. The project offers dance sessions for year 4 – 7 students in mainstream primary schools that are taught independently by the Move trainees. These sessions use fun dance activities to encourage students to be confident in expressing their own unique ideas and connect with others.
The aim of DDP is to encourage young students to think about identity and understand that we are all the same underneath .
“What we learnt was don’t be scared to do your best and it doesn’t matter what people think of you” – Maddy (Shirley Primary School)
“the gift that MOVE gave to our children was the pure understanding that everybody is valuable and deserves to feel like they belong Diversity Dance is about movement but I also believe that it is a movement. It is a mindset shift that all of society should be exposed to. It starts with the children.” - Mandy O’Sullivan, Teacher, Sommerfield School