The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues will be running a number of successful activities at the University of Birmingham’s Community Day on Sunday 7th September 2014. Members of the public will be invited to learn more about the Jubilee Centre’s research and development projects, and young people will have the opportunity to explore concepts of gratitude, with activities focussing on who they are grateful to and musical workshops designed to teach moral virtues through drama, culminating in a performance on stage!
The Birmingham and Midland Operatic Society will lead workshops exploring Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories. Young people between the ages of 5 and 16 will be able to sign up for a 90 minute workshop, learning songs and stories, before performing on the stage in Chancellor’s Court. The performances will be filmed and all young people will be offered a copy, along with a Goodie Bag and free facepainting.
There will also be opportunities for young people to write thank you letters to the people they are grateful to, ready to enter into a national competition, and to watch gratitude films made by young people across the UK.