IMMERSIVE CAPTIVATING INSPIRATIONAL
WE DANCE THROUGH LIFE
WE ARE CREATIVE PRODUCERS
Our Featured Works
Focus on Visual Arts
The whole project is delivered by Mercurial’s team of artists, who make and present work professionally. We are experienced in communicating our arts practice in educational settings and this is what enables us to really stretch the children’s imagination and ability.
Aspire provokes us all to think about two questions: Who am I? Where am I going? It is a range of experiences that plant seeds… seeds that will flourish throughout our lives.
Our Aspire week is raising Aspirations At Oasis Academy Hobmoor and Oasis Short Heath. Over 720 children experience trips to the cultural institutions and internationally renown guests visit the school to work with learners.
Each of these films offer a short documentary about one of the experiences.
Learning about the behaviours we need to achieve our ambitions
Helping us to do one small thing for peace
Helping us to take action in the community
How can University help our futures?
Shaping our Identity and understanging our culture
The Themes for Aspire – This year taking place across two schools for over a month of activities explored:
Who am I?
Trips to cultural institutions like IKON, BMaG, Coventry Cathedral and the Library help us explore our identity and culture.
What do I believe?
Guest leaders such as Clive Fowle and The Feast help us to explore our beliefs and how these shape how we think, feel and act for today and in the future.
How should I behave?
The Oasis Nine Habits help us think about the kind of person we want to become. What habits do we need to achieve our ambitions and work together in a thriving, healthy community? These are: Compassionate, Patient, Humble, Hopeful, Honest, Joyful, Considerate, Self-controlled, Forgiving.
What action do I take to achieve my goals?
Blessing Maragere, Young Entrepreneur and Serena Arthur, Young Poet Laureate for Birmingham are two of the people who’ve worked with us. They are role models who have achieved their aspirations at a young age, they helped us to see what is possible by talking about the steps they took to success.
The Quiet Man in FORT takes a stand against isolation, power, responsibility and the crowd.
Created with 84 lads from schools in Sandwell, FORT was Directed and Choreographed by Oliver Scott of Mercurial Dance, and created with Filmmaker Jay Langdell and Composer Andrew Kristy
The aim of Warwick Arts Centre’s Boys Dancing project with is to prove to boys that dance is exciting, engaging, fun and challenging. We want to show that dance is a great mix of spontaneous physical and mental activity – it requires physical strength like in sport and it provides a great workout for the mind.
Full infomation about the project and the other 5 films in the suite can be found on www.boysdancing.org
Ofsted Mentioned our Aspire week at Oasis Academy Hobmoor
“Teachers make good use of focus weeks, such as ‘Aspire’ week, to encourage pupils to have high expectations of what they can achieve in life. They use visits and visitors particularly well to provide pupils with meaningful experiences that enrich their learning.” Ofsted March 2015
Oasis Academy Hobmoor as gone from RI to GOOD in just 18 months!Aspire Week Highlights (above, 3mins) and Aspire Week mini documentary (below, 12mins)
Aspire week really addresses SMSC “Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well” Ofsted March 2015 on Oasis Academy Hobmoor
We Are Dreaming Bigger Dreams for The Future
We recently produced ASPIRE! week at Oasis Hobmoor in Yardley. During this highly engaging week for the whole school, we drew together Guest Speakers and workshops, each day themed around a different area of society and aspirations for life in Modern Britain.
– a keynote by young entrepreneur and UK Young Ambassador to Europe Blessing Maregere
– with Steve Chalke and The Feast bringing together Muslim and Christian perspectives on how faith supports aspiration
Arts and Culture
– Artists Jo Roberts and Ursula Westwood worked with the children and other groups went to Ikon gallery to study Imran qureshi’s work
– leaders from our community groups talked about the steps they took towards the local park, and children took learning walks round their local community looking at things they can change today.
– led by John Hemming MP who worked with the pupil parliament
Through this week we launched blogging in the school and the whole week is documented with videos and pictures
“That was my best week in school, as i got inspired” Year 5 child
If you would like us to organise an Aspire week in your school then
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