Author page: Danielle Webb

Youth Voice Week 2020

G-Expressions were proud and privileged to have been invited to take part in Youth Voice Week by the incredible and inspirational, Sound Connections- To find out more about their work; CLICK HERE. The Morning Show: Zoom into Youth Voice, Diversity & Inclusion On Monday, our Project Co-ordinator Loren Henry, took part in a panel discussion alongside three very inspiring and insightful professionals;…

Transitioning to digital- Growing our online presence

To read this article in Welsh: CLICK HERE Youth Voice Week 2020– Written by Danielle Webb (G-Expressions Assistant Comms Officer) An introduction to Communications Creative expression is creative communication– Fez Miah (G-Expressions Comms Officer) “The GX communication team are rehearsed in areas of traditional and digital media as well as dual-language applications. With a commitment to inclusivity and accessibility the strategy we…

A place of belonging

Forming friendships through dance. As professionals, we can recognise that young people in today’s society face multiple pressures, many of which are pushed by expectations, the idea of fitting into a social norm, or mirroring what is around you. The desire to fit into a social group or friendship circle may tempt even us adults to wear a mask in the hope…

Understanding the physical benefits of dance

Promoting positive physical activity for young people Dance, like any sport, is a valuable way to increase a young person’s level of physical activity, and with that comes many health benefits. Within my dissertation study (The Impact of delivering dance through youth work programmes), I had the opportunity to explore this in more depth and gain a broader vision of the impact…

How can we act as the positive?

The purpose of the professional: Promoting Young People’s mental health through creative arts As dance tutors, we have a responsibility and a role to teach and deliver dance activities, and with that come obvious physical health benefits that young people will feel from participating in the activities we provide. However, during my three years of professional study, I have come to realise…

Can we reach the unreachable?….

The importance of an open-door policy. Reflecting on my own experiences; Growing up, my own involvement in dance classes was interrupted and often put on hold due to the expectations held by the professionals in my local schools and clubs. Like most dance schools, across the country, they all had criteria that needed to be met. Whether it be of ability or…

More than just a dance class

An introduction to my dissertation research… A dissertation for any University student, marks the beginning of the end, this was it, the submission that would see me qualify! Three years of building my knowledge and development, all down to this. And to be able to write 10,000 words about one topic and for it to have such importance in my degree, you…