Guy Scantlebury trained at RADA and worked for 20 years in theatre and television before establishing Bigfoot in Kent in 2007. He has become an experienced director, facilitator and educator, whose passion lies in using drama and the Arts as a model to educate and inspire young people. As a dyslexic child he found his voice through drama and he strongly believes that when young people exercise their right to speak and to be heard, it transforms not only their own lives, but the life of their school community and the society around them.
There are many research projects that examine the role of the arts in the school curriculum, both at primary and secondary level. The conclusions are clear; through creativity, in partnerships between education and the professional arts, we can fundamentally change the way children engage with learning, giving them the skills to cope with an increasingly complex world.
He is a Director of the Astor Theatre, Deal where he has written and directed plays for Youth and Community productions.
In addition to all our Bigfoot programmes, repeat work in Kent includes;
- Warden House Primary: Oracy project for which Bigfoot provide the initial stimulus with; Mandorla the Alien, Pirates on Parade and now the Lost Story Wizard of Middle Earth
- Longfield Academy: An annual “Values and Choices; Longfield Learner Attributes” day involving an imaginary game show, devising sessions with rappers, beatboxers, dancers and actors culminating in a celebration !