I joined in with the Stompers and I really enjoyed it; I thought it was fun and I could see the children's faces - they were having so much fun. We did an introduction - said our names and had to do an action. We spun around and rubbed our belly and clapped our hands. We had to pretend to be mouse and we had to wiggle our bum like a tail and draw invisible ears. We scurried across the floor and then pretended to be an owl and pretended to fly and jumped into hoops. Then at the end we sang the goodbye song, fell asleep and that's just some of the things Déda does.
When I joined Heather Gunn I saw how to speak on the phone and greet people. The phones were practically non-stop and I got to greet the Rompers and their families. I enjoyed seeing how everything works. It's never quiet because of the café, there are all ways people in and out. It's a very friendly environment.
I would recommend 16+ to watch Running On Empty by Probe because it grabs your attention, it shows what life is really like for real people, and young people could relate to fears and dreams.
I would recommend 1+ to watch Too Many Penguins by Frozen Charlotte because it would get babies and toddlers to get involved to enjoy it. How many penguins do you think will turn up?
Heather is Déda's Ambassador on the Plus One Scheme.
Major arts and cultural organisations in Derby have joined forces with Barnardo's to give children in care the chance to experience live performance, film and workshops in the city. Plus One aims to inspire young people and spark an on-going interest in the arts and culture in Derby. For some young people, it will be the first time they experience opportunities of this kind with their foster family or carers.
How you can help
Donate a ticket for a child in care.
When booking tickets for either Derby Theatre, Déda, Derby LIVE, QUAD or Sinfonia Viva you will be given the opportunity to contribute to the Plus One scheme.