Creating healthy habits in the young

We all know that we should be drinking more water and eating more fruit and vegetables but sometimes it is difficult to get that message out to children when there are so many unhealthy temptations surrounding them daily.

A big part of the Razzamataz ethos is to instill good habits in children by encouraging them to have fun whilst getting fit. Through dance, drama and singing, Razzamataz has been inspiring children to be as active as possible.

To support this healthy initiative, Razzamataz has just launched its own water bottle to help children learn how much water to drink daily. There’s useful line markings reminding them to keep drinking and how much their daily water intake should be. The visual reminder is a very easy way for children to learn what the correct amount of water that should be consumed each day is and they can see how close they are and if they have reached their target.

“Creating healthy habits in the young is the best start that parents can give children,” says Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz. “We all know that it is not easy to always make the right choices in terms of food and drink but when the children see their peers using their water bottles, hopefully it will inspire them to use it also.”

All the children that attend Razzamataz participate in dance, acting and singing classes. There are also classes especially for pre-schoolers as well as intense sessions for older children looking to audition for performing arts colleges.

“Whatever stage a child is at, we believe it is important that they can be at their most active,” adds Denise. “In order for them to get the most out of their classes and all the performance opportunities available, it is important that they support the physical side of their work with a healthy and balanced diet. It’s all about moderation and understanding what we put into our bodies to get the best out of them.”

There are almost 50 schools within the Razzamataz network and thousands of children enjoying the benefits of performing arts. From the physical effects to the emotional, performance skills have been cited as giving increased confidence and even enabling children to be better learners.

Razzamataz offers a wide range of performing arts styles for youngsters age 2-18 including current trends that are accessible to children and teenagers. Classes consist of dance, drama and singing and the curriculum covers the whole of the performing arts, from classic West End musical theatre to street dance, pop singing and acting for camera.

“Performing arts teaches so much more than just how to wow people on stage,” explains Denise. “It instills commitment, teamwork, dedication and a strong can-do attitude. It’s very rewarding to see our students progress and grow in confidence.”

Razzamataz is proud to be a member of the bfa and was delighted to receive a 5 Star Franchise Satisfaction Award from the Smith & Henderson survey for the second year in a row. Our franchisees come from a wide range of backgrounds with our top earners turning over circa £250,000 per annum.

To find out more about becoming part of the Razzamataz network of Principals, contact Head of Franchisee Recruitment Suzie McCafferty. Chat to Suzie on E:[email protected] or call 07793 054 233. 

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