What I Learned from Matthew.

This week I wanted to talk about a particular ex pupil that I bumped into last week quite unexpectedly and what I learnt about Little Voices from his point of view.This week I wanted to talk about a particular ex pupil that I bumped into last week quite une21xpectedly and what I learnt about Little Voices from his point of view.
 

I was meeting a work associate at a hotel and as I was sitting down I spotted a young man serving drinks behind the bar. He looked familiar but I couldn’t place where I knew him from.

I happened to say to Matthew who was an incredibly polite, friendly and approachable young man that I recognised his face from somewhere? He was such a smiley person and for a young 18 year old man he was a pleasure to talk to. I asked him which school he had attended and where he lived and it transpired that he had been a Little Voices pupil for 2 years (3 years ago). I had not taught Matthew but I remember watching his exam as a mock examiner in a Little Voices centre. He was a fabulous actor.
He went on to tell me with such energy that his Little Voices training had helped him so much. His face was alight when he was chatting to me, telling me all that he had learnt about communication, eye contact etc and how his training had helped so much when serving customers and dressing up as Father Christmas in the festive season! He was so enthusiastic about how his lessons had helped him in his part time job and how he knew they would benefit him in the hospitality industry which he wanted to pursue at college. I was so thrilled for him and proud that the life skills that we use in lessons were proving so beneficial for him.

As we always say Little Voices is not just for nurturing talented youngsters for a life on the stage it is hugely beneficial for all young people – to give them a head start in life! If you have any stories that you wish to share with me about how Little Voices has benefitted your child please let me know.