Thurrock Council Child Services

We have worked on a number of projects with Thurrock Council including:

Hip Hop and Have Your Say

Following a request from Thurrock Council, we devised this short project involving a group of young people in social care, many of whom had never considered the idea of performing. A range of short workshops in Break Dancing, Rap and Spoken Word and Graffiti were used to create a sense of ensemble amongst the group, before their work was presented in a Slam performance in front of friends and family. The project engendered a sense of self-confidence amongst the participants whilst giving the Council a valuable insight into the needs of the group.

We Are Perfect as We Are

Following on from the success of Hip Hop and Have Your Say, the project was developed with the specific remit of gaining genuine insight into the thoughts of a group of young people in social care about their relationship with Thurrock Council social services. The two-day project encouraged the participants to express themselves through drama, movement and spoken word and culminated in an onstage performance at the Thameside Theatre in Thurrock. Following the project, a short film was produced for a social care conference to give council employees an insight into the young people’s experiences.

In February 2021 we are working again with Thurrock Council on a project for young people called Boom. For more information click on the logo.

“These events are extremely popular with the young people and each time they have asked us to do it again. The Phoenix team are very professional and are quickly able to create a safe and comfortable environment for the young people, building a great rapport from the very start”

Carly Banks, Participation and Engagement Officer, Thurrock Council

“Their expertise ranged from stage management to marketing, promotion and finding top quality providers of anything and everything needed for success. Phil’s ability to work with children and adults – bringing out the best in all of them – was always in evidence”

Richard Dennery, Town Centre Manager, Harlow Council

NB. Due to child protection regulations we are not able to display any images or video footage for these projects.