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WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Samia's workshops for students from 12 to 18 years old are based on teaching songwriting skills and exploring visual art in a safe and supported environment. She has worked with all groups and abilities of students including vulnerable groups such as refugees and asylum seekers. Samia worked for a number of years with Norfolk County Council, leading their Secondary Advisory team on working with new arrivals of all ages in local schools.
She is also happy to lead assemblies and to work with schools around issues of diversity and equality.
To celebrate Refugee week 2020 we are relaunching
Finding A Voice, a Heritage Lottery funded project initiated by Samia Malik in 2009 in partnership with Norfolk County Council Arts in Education, The English Language Support Service, Norfolk Records Office and local schools. In this year long project Samia worked with young arrivals to Norwich, including refugees and asylum seekers, to explore their experiences and heritages through music, text, visual art and dance.
Here are some of the videos produced by the young participants:
'Samia’s way of working promotes understanding, builds confidence and increases self-esteem. It will help our young people to know each other.’
David Shepperd, Norfolk County Council’s former Senior Advisor on Equalities
“Samia provided a professional and engaging session in which all pupils were made to feel comfortable in the composition and sharing of protest songs. Global issues were explored in a sensitive and thought provoking fashion leading to the production of quality writing. Great fun!”
P. Norris, English Teacher and Literacy Coordinator, Taverham High School, Norfolk
'Really impressive workshop session. The students were totally focussed and I could see how much Samia achieved in a short time.'
Kaja Holloway, Manager of Norfolk Education and Action for Development
An excellent presentation assembly for Black History Month with very relevant
context for Cultural Diversity in Norfolk. Our students were able to share other young people's experiences and take away some really positive messages.'
Deputy head of a large North Norwich high school