Many parents have now realised the importance that performing arts can offer children. The arts have been credited with giving youngsters confidence and life skills as well as enhancing literacy abilities.
At Razzamataz Newton Mearns and Bearsden in Glasgow, these skills go hand in hand with the amazing opportunities that are on offer to all students. As well as classes in singing, dance and drama, the Principals of these schools are creating a wonderful environment and offering opportunities that will positively shape these children’s lives and memories.
“We often talk about Razzamataz being one big happy family and that is exactly the sort of environment we want to promote,” explains Principals Louise McHendrie and Lyndsey Loughery. “By organising events and arranging performance opportunities, we can give our students unforgettable memories, encourage team work and have lots of fun with their fellow students.”
This year the Principals are arranging another pantomime trip to watch their singing teacher in action. “Last year we took around 40 students to see Cinderella because one of our students performed in it,” explains Louise. “It was great fun and really put us all in the Christmas spirit. But more importantly, we were all so proud watching one of our Razz students up on stage and it meant a lot to her to have our support.”
In addition to this event, the Principals have booked the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow for a fun Christmas party and Arts Award event. “It is great to combine the two schools and gives everyone a chance to make new friends,” says Lyndsey. “There will be a party for our Minis and Juniors and a disco for the Inters and Seniors. As well as being a fun day, we can also congratulate those students who have taken their Arts Awards and celebrate the success of all our students.”
The last term has been a hugely busy one for Razzamataz Glasgow with an extra special event that two lucky Razzamataz students got to go to. “We were fortunate enough to have a guest appearance from the winner of Britain’s Got Talent, Diversity,” says Louise. “Two of our students got to meet them and it was an experience that I’m sure will stay with them for a long time.”
If you want to give your child the opportunity to try a new skill and take part in exciting events, drop us a line for a free taster day at Razzamataz Glasgow on Email: [email protected] or speak to Louise and Lyndsey on 07787 066282.