Modo is a
social circus company based in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Harnessing the skills
and thrills of circus, Modo helps young people to improve life chances, skills,
confidence and self-esteem while celebrating and creating the culture and
community of the region.
participatory projects ranging from a single group performing to their peers to
hundreds of participants coming together to create a huge spectacular shows. We also
provide tailored circus workshops in circus to cater for all ages and
abilities as well as other services listed below.. We work across Aberdeenshire and Scotland.
Encounter: Encounter is free and open to anyone under 25,
just turn up and join in! It is a safe, fun place, for people to come and
relax, socialise, and make friends.
The Encounter youth café was established in 2016 following
the Choose Peterhead consultation, in which a hub for young people in the
centre of town was identified as a key priority.
The Encounter youth café runs three nights a week in the old
happit shop, Drummers Corner providing young people with fun and diversionary
activities such as pool, basketball, table tennis, table football, colouring
in, wii, chess and outdoor circus skills. Encounter also acts as a catalyst for
access to advice, signposting and volunteering opportunities.
Since opening, Encounter has welcomed over 25 volunteers,
accounted for over 7,000 hours of volunteer time and has welcomes on average 60
young people through the doors each night. Recent police statistics also show
that since Encounter opened Anti-Social Behaviour has decreased in the area by
46% and 30% for the rest of the town!
Encounter is open:
Everyday Essentials: In
response to increasing demand, Modo and Community Connect decided to establish
a store of everyday essentials that young people need but, due to personal
circumstances, cannot afford. After months of receiving huge amounts of
generous donations from the local community, Modo opened Everyday Essentials.
Encounter Everyday Essentials currently stores:
hoodies, zippers, joggers/trousers/tops, pyjamas, onesies, socks, shoes, hats
deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes,
hairbrushes and sanitary products.
stationery, pencil cases and school bags.
If you there is anything you think Everyday Essentials is
missing please let us know and we will try our best to get it arranged.
The service is free and open to any young person (whether
they normally attend Modo or not) and completely confidential. If you do work
with young people that you think might benefit from this service, please do
direct them our way. If there are young people who might need additional
support in accessing the service, please get in touch and we will see what we
can to help.
The items are stored in Encounter in Drummer’s Corner and
can be accessed any time the Youth Café is open (Mon 4-8pm, Wed 6-8pm & Fri
4-8pm), or at other times by arrangement.
CircoModo Peterhead: CircoModo
acts as a fun diversionary activity for those who may not be interested in typical
extra-curricular activities, giving young people the chance to learn circus
while engaging positively in an activity.
CircoModo is free and open to everyone aged 10-25, just turn
up on the night and join in. We run from the Rescue Hall, Prince Street,
Peterhead every Thursday from 7-9pm (term-time only).
At CircoModo participants can learn a host of exiting circus
skills such as juggling, plate spinning, acro balance, stilts and fire
performance all while building trust, confidence and teamwork. Participants are
also accredited for all their hard work and commitment which is celebrated
yearly at our Modo Matters award ceremony.
CircoModo provides positive pathways for young people,
celebrating their achievements and improving their life chances. Since April
2018, over 170 young people have positively engaged in our CircoModo sessions!
Plusses: Modo have always been driven to find new ways to engage and
progress young people, and especially those not engaging with other services.
Learning Pathway Plusses (LPPs) are tailor made educational
programmes for young people who’s needs are not met by mainstream education.
The young people will spend anything from 2 hours to 20 hours a week working
with us doing their core skills alongside circus and other activities. This
means that the young people can learn the things they need for their future in
a way that suits their individual needs. LPP’s help young people to build
resilience, team work, communication skills, self-belief and overall
confidence. All of which are vital skills to have for their future.
This year Modo have delivered 9 LPPs, totalling to a total
of 382 hours spent with young people on LPP’s (this does not include time spent
LPP’s are for young people any age who are still at school.
Activity Agreements: Activity
Agreements are learning programmes for young people aged 16 – 19 who face
barriers to employment or further education and training.
The aim of an Activity Agreement is to help the young person
break down the barriers they face through activities tailored to their
interested and aspirations. With our experience of enabling young people to
achieve accredited results we have worked helping young people achieve their
potential through flexible programmes that are tailored to their needs.
Those on activity agreements chose what they want to learn
and work on, whether this be maths, literacy, cooking or even learning circus
skills with the aim to increase confidence and build trust.
To sign up for an activity agreement you can get referred
through social work, sds, health care worker etc. or you can contact us
If you have any questions about any of Modo’s activities
please contact us on facebook (Modo Scotland), email: !ERROR! !ERROR!=`mailto:Martin@modo.org.uk`>Martin@modo.org.uk!ERROR!> or call us on 01779