How to keep your child entertained this summer? Bringing back confidence and staying off the screens

How to keep your child entertained this summer


We are delighted to be making plans to get kids active and build back lost confidence and social skills with fun summer schools throughout the UK. It’s been a long and difficult year for children and their parents with normal routines disturbed, so it’s exciting to be able to look to the future once again.


Razzamataz Theatre Schools is a national performing arts school network offering exceptional quality training in dance, singing and drama. Children from the ages of 2-18 benefit from the part-time classes, especially in terms of health and wellbeing.


In keeping with current safety guidelines, there will be limited class sizes but with a very strong emphasis on getting kids active, after a long time with limited PE and sports classes.


How to bring back confidence to kids

“Children have lost out on vital social interactions and the chance to have fun with their peers,” says Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz Theatre Schools. “We are a network of small, local businesses and our Principals are very integrated in their local communities and understand what the particular needs are. We have spoken to thousands of parents who are desperate for their children to get back to doing all the things that they love, but in a safe and sensible way.”


After the various lockdowns, Razzamataz have looked at the best ways in which they can serve their communities. Summer schools have always been popular but this year, interest is even higher after so many missed opportunities.


Keeping kids off screens

“Many parents feel like their children have only just got back into a routine and want to keep this up over the summer, especially with the uncertainty surrounding holiday plans,” adds Denise. “We also recognise that it has been extremely difficult for working parents trying to juggle everything and the guilt that often comes with it. Children who come to our summer schools will be keeping fit and active, have the opportunity to learn new skills, will be learning to build on their confidence and most importantly, will be having fun.”


During the summer schools, children and their teachers will work on various songs, dances and drama pieces, together with learning about theatre skills in general. Being given the chance to perform is paramount to building a child’s confidence which is why each and every child will get their chance to shine.


“We are very aware that all children have missed out on speaking and communication skills that would normally happen during school in classes where they would be asked to read aloud or discuss their ideas,” adds Denise. “This has led to a drop in confidence for many so much of the work will be looking at how we can help children feel less self-conscious and simple ways in which they can engage with others.”


How to run a theatre school

Razzamataz is a franchise network of more than 50 schools. Franchisees come from a range of backgrounds including former performers, teachers, mums returning to work and young graduates. As a brand, Razzamataz works with many leading players in the performing arts industry and can offer franchisees great contacts to help them grow their own schools.

Previous experience running a theatre school or working in the performing arts is not necessary because the franchise model gives full training and support to every franchisee. With more than 20 years’ experience in the sector, Razzamataz has successful operating systems, excellent contacts and a well-respected brand.

Multi-award winning Razzamataz Theatre Schools has been busy recruiting new franchisees throughout the pandemic. In 2021, they were also delighted to be named as Best Franchise in the WorkBuzz Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank.


Join our network

We are currently looking to launch more theatre schools across the UK and overseas. If you would like to find out more about our ambitious growth plans and be part of multi-award-winning Razzamataz Theatre Schools network, drop Charlotte a line from our friendly Head Office team to book on to one of our virtual Discovery Dens.

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