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Cultural Partner for ROH Thurrock Trailblazer Programme

Challenge 59 announced as ROH Trailblazer

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Cultural Partner for ROH Thurrock Trailblazer Programme

Cultural Partner for ROH Thurrock Trailblazer Programme

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Dance as a vehicle for learning

Our article for The Association for Physical Education

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Dance – an essential part of every child’s education

International Dance Day 2019

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Challenge 59 and the HundrED Global Education Innovation Community

In November 2018 we were delighted to be asked to present Challenge 59 at HundrED’s Innovation in Education summit in Helsinki and become 1 of 100 top education innovations in the world for 2019!

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Challenge 59 - Evaluation Research Report

“Children are so creative and really understand the health issues they face.” [Dance Professional]

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From our first Film Residency

​Last term Challenge 59 explored psychosocial health through dance residencies with 180 children from across three East London primary schools. This term we are co-producing their 59 second dance films with a health message through our film residencies.

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The Power of Dance in Primary Schools

Last week Challenge 59 began in one of our three East London Primary School partners. We are using dance as a vehicle for learning about health and wellbeing and psychosocial health, through embodied learning and creative processes. We have been thinking a lot about the importance of reflection as an artist and what that brings back to your practice. We also use reflection as a tool in our sessions with participants and would like to share a few thoughts with you from a group of 5-6 year olds!

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'Dance….an essential part of every child’s education’

This month we were pleased to launch our primary school resources that utilise dance and film to explore issues of health and well-being.

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​Ten years ago I piloted Challenge 59

​Ten years ago I piloted Challenge 59 in, what was at the time, the 13th most deprived ward in the U.K. Child obesity levels were increasing and local health professionals were looking to create a child focussed strategy towards health and wellbeing

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Challenge 59 Teacher’s Resource has arrived!

Challenge 59 Teacher’s Resource has arrived fresh from the printers and just in time for our launch event on Wednesday 1 November 2017 at Rich Mix

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​Challenge 59 - what’s that I hear you ask?

Challenge 59 - what’s that I hear you ask? It’s a dance and film project that empowers primary school children and their teachers to actively engage with health and wellbeing issues within their communities.

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