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Wigston Library’s Multi-Sensory SEND Project

The second year of our Creative Expression in Libraries Projects has begun and we’re really excited to introduce our upcoming multi-sensory project at Wigston Library. During our first working group meeting SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) audiences were identified as a cohort we would like to work with. We are therefore seeking a Creative Practitioner to deliver a ten-week project, engaging Key Stage Two SEND pupils from Little Hill Primary School Wigston, for the first five weeks. We will then invite a small number of Key Stage Two pupils from mainstream schools within the town to take part in five further workshops in after school hours.

The aim of the project is to create a series of multi-sensory sessions which would be inclusive for both audiences. Embedded within the sessions will be an activity that engages participants to help co-create a multi-sensory resource(s) that can be used in the library for the longer term.  The experience for the participants is as important as the outcome.

The nature of the creative output/s is up to the practitioner to propose, but ideas include a cloth book, interactive fabric artwork or digital resources. You may wish to include one or more of these in your submission or propose a completely different outcome; the panel is open to suggestions.

If you are excited by the idea of this project, have an inspiring idea for a multi-sensory output and experience of working with the relevant audiences then please read more in our Wigston Library Multi-Sensory Creative Practitioner FULL BRIEF

For a summary of the brief please see: Wigston Library Multi-Sensory Creative Practitioner Brief SUMMARY

To apply as a Creative Practitioner please fill in: Creative Practitioner Application Form PDF

Closing date for applications is Monday 8th of July at 12 noon

Community Participation Workers within the Culture Leicestershire team manage the work of Creative Practitioners, providing support, direction, and advice.
Catherine Overton is the Community Participation Worker managing this project. Please email or call with any informal enquiries: catherine.overton@leics.gov.uk 0116 3052507.