Benefits of Theatre Weeks and Workshops
Just how do Theatre Weeks benefit our children?
Children need stimulating, and whilst in school parents don’t have to worry about how they are filling their days. Children love to learn and are like sponges – absorbing the knowledge given to them. So during the school holidays it is natural to want to make sure that children are still being stretched and their learning doesn’t just stop. This does not mean that we need to sit children down on hot summer’s days and force them into doing their times tables. Learning can be fun, and can so easily be disguised as fun!
Theatre Weeks and Workshop Days in the summer tick off lots of boxes for parents. Parents are looking for childcare in the school holidays as normal routine is disrupted. Theatre weeks run to normal school times making it possible for parents to still go to work. The ‘childcare’ and learning that they would get when their children are at school is covered.
Children don’t feel like they are necessarily learning! The things children learn on theatre weeks will probably go unnoticed! To name but a few:
- Learn how to work in a team with children your own age, older and younger
- Learn how to make friends outside of school
- Learn about different emotions included in the theme and the story of the theatre week
- Learn about the stage and how to be safe on it
- Scripts and lyrics help children’s vocabulary
- Learn the art of storytelling
And SO much more…
But don’t just take our word for it…
“My little lady has just completed her first theatre week and she absolutely loved it! I was a little nervous at first due to her being so young but I had absolute faith in Claudia and the team, and rightly so… she had an absolute ball, made some lovely new friends, and I watched my normally quite shy little lady flourish and grow in confidence all week, and the final show was amazing! How much these kids achieve in a few days is outstanding… Thanks guys xx”
“Our son has only been with Little Voices for a short time. He attended a theatre week this week and was lucky to be chosen to play a lead part. I’ve seen reviews from previous theatre weeks, but could not believe how fantastic this performance was! The time and effort the staff put into working with the children definitely shows in the performance we watched
today. I would encourage any parents wanting to give their children a taster session with Little Voices to do so as the results speak for themselves. Thanks so luck for the hard work you guys do, we will be back next year!! Julia, Carl and Josh Allen”
“My daughter has been going to Little Voices for a year now, she has been on two theatre weeks and I have just booked her onto a third in February 18. She absolutely loves it and looks forward to the lessons every week, she’s always greeted with a warm welcome from Claudia and the team. I can not believe the end performance after 4 days in the theatre weeks, it’s amazing and goes to show how hard the teachers work and how great they are at their jobs. Orla’s confidence has grown immensely since going here and she cannot wait to go on stage and perform!
Thank you for all your hard work.”
“Well where do I start.. Amazing.. Both my boys have had a super week at theatre week… Their confidence has grown through out… The staff work so hard to put on the performance and Claudia is wonderful with all the children... Can not thank them all enough.”