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Lucy's top 10 tips for children's theatre etiquette

The Christmas holidays can be the first time children have been to the theatre, be it to see a Panto or a family show. Live performances should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience but, how do we introduce children to the magic of live theatre whilst adhering to theatre...

Things to do with your kids this summer

Make a summer holiday playlist With more time for music at home during school holidays (no rushed breakfasts or evening homework), why not create a holiday playlist where each family member gets to choose their favourite summer songs. You may find this also builds skills in...

Shakespeare for children

Shakespeare is most celebrated playright and poem and his works have spawned many phrases that we use today, and whilst his writing can be seen as challenging, there are ways that we can make it more accessible for children.  Children love to be challenged, so...

Mental health immune system

We all know that young children build up their immune systems through catching colds and minor illnesses. But is it possible to help build their 'mental health immune system'? Building resilience through dealing with problems at an early age can help children to...

Developing social skills through drama

Getting ready for the term ahead is always an exciting process as we prepare the content for the new themes and new end of term shows. At this point, the songs are written, the choreography set, scripts printed, and the music learnt. If we were a...

What does drama bring to people?

I know I go on about this in my blogs but drama is SO powerful. I'm aware that some people see drama as a dispensable add-on in schools. An extra-curricular activity that's fun but not educational. At a time of budget cuts and standardised tests I can see why...

Why drama should be available to all children

I read an article in the Evening Standard recently where writer David Wood, who recently adapted Judith Kerr’s ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea for the stage, talked about the importance of drama for children. He said that children who take part in workshops...

A step-by-step guide to the autumn term

  It’s the end of the summer holidays and we are now extremely busy putting the final touches to our curriculum for Autumn Term 2014. When I set up Perform nearly 15 years ago, I wanted to create a drama school which was about the children having the best fun...

Acting should be fun for children - not work

  I found this blog post last night written by film director Ben Gregor (yes – I know it was written last year, but better late than never!). The full article is well worth reading, but let me share the first paragraph with you...

Why drama training can help in business too

My last post about why drama is beneficial prompted some parents to comment on the positive impact attending Perform classes has had on their children. While it's great to receive that feedback, it made me think more about how that positive impact affects us throughout our...
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