Rising Stars

WE ARE GOING FULL TIME!

We are excited to announce that we are now taking bookings for our full time sessions. Starting 15th April, and running every week for 13 weeks (not including school holidays) which will take us right up to the summer holidays! 

Click below to find out more and sign up!


Welcome to Rising Stars…

Rising Stars

The Rising Stars Project will be providing fun, free and engaging performing arts based groups for children and young people with a diagnosis of autism (or who are undergoing diagnosis).

We are pleased to be offering this project completely free of charge and our friendly team are here to support you and your family. 

Rising Stars Meet the Team

All of our activities are aimed at people with a range of past experiences, so even if you’ve never done any performing arts before there’s no need to worry - you’ll be able to have fun and join in all the same!  

But what is it we actually offer? Well, we have a whole range of things, including drama games, character building, improvisation, dance classes, workshops for writing, acting and directing, and so much more. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about all kinds of performing arts related subjects in a fun, safe, supportive and inspiring environment. 

Make Memories, Learn Skills
and Grow Friendships



The Project is Free to Join


Headphones and Microphone

By the end of your time on this project you will have had a fun time and created lots of memories, but we also want you to have something to take away with you. That’s why we will be creating ‘showreels’ for Rising Stars participants, a little something to remember all you have accomplished. This might include videos of performances, group work, discussions, games, improvisations, scripted work and much more. 

Finally, we will be ending with a Rising Stars Showcase, a day where you get to show something off to your family and friends. This might be a performance you have created solo or with friends, it might be a script you have written, a song, a dance, a video or short film you’ve made, an art installation, or basically anything creative you might produce. We want this day to be a celebration of you and all you have achieved, so we really want you to let your personal interests shine! 



Sound Good?



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Let's stay safe online

The internet can be a wonderful place for learning, communication, support, fun and all manner of interesting stuff. However it is important to know how to protect yourself and your loved ones while online. Children and young people’s lives have changed dramatically because of the coronavirus. With most schools closing, many children will be spending more time at home and online.

And while the internet is a great way for children and young people to stay in touch with their friends and keep busy during lockdown, it can also bring risks (both during lockdown and beyond). Now more than ever it’s important to talk to your child about staying safe online and about the apps and sites they’re using.

Internet safety is a concern for everyone and due to many services having to relocate online, we thought it would be a great idea to make a short video to highlight the main points of internet safety. This is a simple video that only highlights the main concerns. Check out the resources below to get in depth advice and guidance on online safety. 

Daisy Chain Policies & Safeguarding

Daisy Chain Safeguarding - Daisy Chain has a robust safeguarding policy and this page has tonnes of information on how we safeguard the people we serve.

Daisy Chain Privacy Policy - This privacy notice sets out how Daisy Chain uses and protects any information you provide us via our website.

Internet Safety Resources

There are also a number of great online resources that can help with making your internet experience a positive one. Check out some of the resources and links below. 

Think U Know - Think U Know is an excellent web safety site that offers videos and interactive resources to help families learn about internet safety.

Internet Matters - Inclusive digital safety for families with young children

NSPCC - The NSPCC have a wide range of really helpful resources that can assist you with online safety. 

Net Aware - including how to set content filters and how to talk to your child about online safety

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.