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Lucy's blog

The pandemic and children's mental health

Something I love about working with children is their general positivity and upbeat attitude but it’s often easy to breeze over the fact that many share some of the same worries, concerns and anxieties as we do. And, while children are not considered within the high risk...

Is it possible to make a virtual party a success?

A child’s birthday party is often the highlight of their year, with many children’s excitement building over months and months. But with the rule of six and varying tiers of lockdown putting restrictions on our social gatherings, how on earth can you make a 2020...

We're back, Covid-Safe and better than ever!

We were hugely excited to reopen our classes in September but it’s fair to say that I did have some apprehension about how we could make it work with ever-changing government guidelines. We were faced with two main challenges: how could we make the classes...

Creating a Covid-Safe Perform class

We’re approaching our sixth week of being back in the class with children in our face-to-face holiday courses and it’s been going really well! I’m in awe of how quickly and easily the children have responded to the Covid-Safe changes...

Returning to Perform post-lockdown

When schools closed on 20th March, so did Perform. Apart from major holidays like Christmas and Easter, there's almost always a Perform activity running somewhere and we're generally been active 360 days a year with term-time classes, holiday courses and birthday...

Learn something new this lockdown

It's week 9 of lockdown and, even though the rules are being eased little by little, it still feels like I'm constantly searching for new things to do and new ways to keep everyone entertained (and half-term is not going to be much respite!). I've...

Things to do at home during lockdown

As we find ourselves well into the new term at home school, we thought we'd share some tips, exercises and resources to make your new job as "teacher" a little easier. First things first,well done you! You're not only having to ease your child into a new...

How to talk to your child about the coronavirus

The way you discuss the coronavirus with your child should depend on your own particular parenting style and their age. While some parents prefer to shield their children from reality, in general, I believe it’s good to be honest and sensible with children so...

More than just a drama class

I remember reading the Annabel Karmel recipe books for cooking inspiration when my children were young. One of the pasta sauce recipes she recommended was great because the vegetables were disguised, resulting in a delicious pasta sauce filled with vitamins and goodness...

Keep calm and breathe

A few weeks ago, we covered a topic in class all about how to relax and calm down if you’re feeling worried or anxious. In all our drama, dance and singing classes, we always have a weekly focus which helps to develop children’s social skills. Topics range from...
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