The Octagon were winners at the 2020 Music and Drama Education Awards earlier this month.
The awards celebrate the extraordinary contribution made by professionals, companies, charities, schools and other organisations to the lives of others through the medium of music and drama.
The Octagon were recognised for the work they accomplish with their Bridges programme and were winners of the Excellence in SEND (Music & Drama) Award.
Bridges is the Octagon’s drama programme for people with learning disabilities and additional needs, offering children, young people and adults a space to develop new skills, explore creativity and make new friends.
The judging panel praised the venue for its progression route, with opportunities for a wide age range and how it considers SEND in adults as well as young people – empowering them to create their own work.
Vicki Brown, Head of Creative Engagement at the Octagon said: “We are absolutely delighted and overwhelmed to win. We are privileged to work with such wonderful participants on our Bridges programmes and it is amazing for them to gain this recognition.
“The Octagon prides itself on being a place for everyone and provide opportunities for all, and we would encourage anyone who would like to join Bridges to get in touch.”
To find out more about Bridges or other opportunities available at the Octagon visit the Get Involved section on the website at octagonbolton.co.uk/get-involved or email firstname.lastname@example.org