Primary schools from east London are invited to join Challenge 59 for an afternoon of dance and film CPD



Challenge 59 is a dance & film project directed by dance artist Jo Rhodes that empowers KS1 & KS2 pupils and their teachers to actively engage with physical and emotional health and wellbeing issues within their communities. Challenge 59 aims to do this by helping schools to produce their very own 'health message' dance-films to share with their communities as active citizens in order to raise health awareness and help these communities to listen and act. Over the school year 2017/18, the Challenge 59 team offers a series of teacher’s CPD, bespoke workshops and residencies for schools based in east London.


Challenge 59 Artistic Director, Jo Rhodes, is excited to invite primary schools from east London to join her for an afternoon of Teacher’s CPD – ideal for, but not limited to, Healthy School leads, NQTs and teachers of PSHE, Creativity and PE. Teachers will be led through cross-curricular learning methods to utilise dance to promote healthy living and wellbeing as well as given techniques on delivering dance & film lessons with confidence in the classroom.


Teachers attending the CPD will get a FREE print copy and online access to a comprehensive Dance & Film Education Resource (worth £55), which includes:

  • A 6-week dance lesson scheme for Years 1-6
  • 4 fun and easy-to-learn online choreographies (with music CD)
  • A series of creative games and play cards focused on physical and mental wellbeing
  • A film & storyboard toolkit

Attending schools can also enter a storyboard competition (optional) to win a 6-week artist residency with a dance & film team over spring 2018 by submitting an original storyboard idea. Winning films will be screened at Rich Mix in summer 2018 and distributed to national broadcasting networks. Schools might decide to use this project further to gain Artsmark Status and Healthy Schools awards.


£35/£25 Early Bird Offer (book before 16 Oct 2017)


Please email or visit the Eventbrite page.

Click here to find out more about Challenge 59.