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We work with schools and the community to provide enrichment activities which are inspiring and inclusive.

Sing, Dance & Act

Our week-long Musical Theatre course during the school summer holidays was a fantastic success with 100% of children who performed at the end saying they would do it all again.

The course was sponsored by the Hastings Area Opportunity Fund and aimed to raise confidence levels of local children in the Ore and Baird area of Hastings. 

It was run by the amazing Performing Arts teachers Suzie Dunster and Becky Knight from Aspire, who teach at St Richards Catholic College. It was a truly inspiring week, with 90% of children saying they gained in confidence and made new friends, which is excellent news.

Take a look at a summary of the end of course questionnaire (21 responses) and see what young people gained:

What have you enjoyed doing this week?

Making friends 90%
Playing games 81%
Learning dances 86%
Singing songs 81%
Working in a group 86%
Anything else? Looking forward to every day • Lovely teacher’s • Absolutely everything! • Dancing

What skills do you think you have improved this week?

Confidence  90%
Communication  86%
Dancing  86%
Acting  86%
Working in a group  90%
Creativity + having ideas  90%
Anything else? Being in a team • How to create great dances • Lovely friends

If we were to run another musical theatre workshop in Hastings, would you come again?

Yes  100%