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

Sing, Dance & Act

Join our 4-day free winter Musical Theatre Course and give family/friends/carers the greatest Christmas present of all – a performance including YOU!

This course is for families receiving benefits-related free school meals* and is funded by the Government’s Holiday Food and Activities programme, run by East Sussex County Council.

The course is a magical winter journey of fun, dancing, singing and acting for all abilities, exploring Christmas films. Led by Aspire Performing Arts teachers Suzie Dunster and Becky Knight, they help grow confidence and build friendships.

Where: St Richards Catholic College, 16 Ashdown Rd, Bexhill, TN40 1SE

When: Monday 14 February – Thursday 17 February 2021

Time: 10am – 2pm

Who: Suitable for Year 6/7/8/9.** All abilities welcome.

Lunch: Light lunch and snacks included.

Performance: Performance on Thursday 17 February at 1pm, Covid permitting!

Special: Prizes/certificates given out at the performance.

Your commitment. It’s important to commit to all 4 days if you can.

Problems? Can’t get there? Can’t make every day? Have a child who is not free school meals but has additional needs*? Talk to us: we may be able to help you with transport / can put you on a waiting list / have 3 spaces available for non free school meals*

There are 20 spaces available. We will add people to a waiting list once this fills up.

* spaces are available for children who do not receive benefit related free schools meals and who have one of the following: EHCP/SEND • Young carer • Home educated • lives in area of high deprivation • LAC/CIN • CAHMS • has disabled sibling (other conditions may also apply) • Gypsy/traveller

** The course is most suitable for this age group, but sometimes siblings want to come. The minimum age we can accept is 8 yrs and maximum 16yrs.

Take a look at a summary of one 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%


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