About

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Inspiring and transforming lives through creative practice.

Founded in 2001, BlueWhale has developed a successful history of designing and delivering innovative programmes to address the learning and personal needs of young people with different abilities and cultural origins.

Our philosophy is to create an environment where young people are able to flourish and confidently gain skills in order to progress and enhance their lives.  We continually develop our facilities, skillset and programmes to ensure our learning environment is highly interactive, engaging and fun.  This builds a more relevant learning experience that connects to the young people we work with, enabling them to explore their personal interests and links to the outside community.

At BlueWhale, we believe that everybody has the right to freely express themselves, and creative practice is a powerful vehicle to make this happen.  We equip our students with the skills, knowledge and experiences that will positively support the challenges they face.

We create a stimulating environment where young people are active co-creators of their own learning, accessing the latest cutting edge technology. This gives a sense of pride and ownership to our students, equipping them with the mind-set to strive towards achieving their dreams and aspirations.

Working Closely With

SENAR

We work in partnership with SENAR, providing education for students who have a variety of Special Education Needs.  Delivering one to one or group sessions, we enable our learners to explore their interests in a variety of music and digital media packages, working towards a range of vocational qualifications.

Virtual School

Our partnership with Birmingham Virtual School enables access to a range of weekend and holiday clubs and weekly provision where students are able to explore a range of interests, whilst gaining industry recognised qualifications.  Recent club programmes include - Creative Producer, Music Technology, YouTube Academy, Customer Service & Entrepreneurship.

SEN Schools

Our programme is facilitated within a wide range of special education schools.  A bespoke delivery model enables us to engage with students on site, providing a range of digital media skills and knowledge base to include video production, photography, graphic design and music technology whilst accessing our suite of vocational qualifications.

BSMHFT

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust are partnered with us to support their service users, and also to delivery a range of skills based staff training enhancement models.

At Risk Young People

A range of partner organisations supporting young people at risk including Pupil Referral Units, Youth Offending, West Midlands Police and the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance access BlueWhale Training provision to engage and encourage participants to strive towards a more positive life goals.