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Lucy's blog

How to recruit a fabulous teacher

If your child has ever been to a Perform class, you'll know that all our teachers are brilliant - enthusiastic, energetic and extremely professional. Not only are they talented performers in their own right, they are also totally passionate about helping childen...

5 Top Tips on choosing a holiday course for your child

With the summer holidays fast approaching and the new academic year hot on its tail, there are a multitude of children’s courses to choose from but how do you choose? And how can you be sure that you’re leaving your child in a safe and secure...

Creating Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - a story that has been told to generations of children and passed down through families across the world. 156 years after the book was first written by Lewis Carroll and read by the likes of Queen Victoria and a young Oscar...

It's good to talk

A few years ago we conducted a survey with Perform parents. What they were most concerned about was their children's communication skills being stunted by the digital age. Too much spending time online and not communcating in person, for example. When I was a teenager...

World Book Day - 6 ways to get your child to read

On the first Thursday of every March, millions of children celebrate World Book Day -  a charity funded by publishers and book -sellers across the UK and Ireland. Their mission is to promote reading for pleasure and to offer every child and young person the...

Make time for downtime

Now we’re nearly 4 weeks into lockdown, with uncertainty around how long the doors to the School of Mum and Dad will be open, how’s it going? How are YOU doing? If you'd told me a year ago, we'd still be here, I'd never have believed you. I...

Perform moves online

Back in March, lockdown arrived without warning and we spent our Easter holiday working on developing Perform At Home. We quickly got 11 of our most experienced Producers up and running and launched our virtual classes mid-April. You can find out more about how we set up these...

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...
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