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Wildcats Half Term Success

Wildcats Theatre School and Post 16 Academy have been having fun over the half term break, taking part in a number of theatre workshops and activities.
 

Wildcats Theatre School and Post 16 Academy have been having fun over the half term break, taking part in a number of theatre workshops and activities.

 On Thursday, children at the Academy were treated to a Horrible Histories style workshop - learning all about the gunpowder plot and Guy Fawkes.

On Friday, Wildcats welcomed Pineapple Dance Studios tutor Winston - who taught the children dance routines taught at the famous studios. Children got to ask Winston questions about his training and how he developed his career as a dancer. Winston is a regular visitor to Wildcats - offering Hip Hop workshops that teach children age appropriate dance routines in a fun and interactive way.
 


Wildcats also ran a pilot workshop on the Wednesday entitled 'Something Special' - which was offered to local children with additional needs and funded by Stamford Town Council and Cllr John Hicks. The workshop was taught by specialist teachers with experience of working with children with various needs - and offered children and their families the chance to take part in songs, movement and games. The workshops were full and children had a great time being involved in a Wildcats event.

Annie Elliott, Mother of James (3) and Harry (4) attended the session. She said 'It was so nice to have an activity for all to attend. Really looking forward to weekly classes and the specials in the school holidays. The boys loved it and also loved their t shirts, so much so that Harry kept his on all day.'

Caz Dolby, Founder of Wildcats said 'This half term we offered a great selection of activities for local children - and this time we were also lucky enough to be able to launch our first day working with children with additional needs. Every child is welcome at Wildcats - regardless of their ability, educational level or special educational needs, and as much as possible we try and include children in all our activities, however for some this is not possible and we feel that these children should not miss out. Our pilot day during half term showed a need and demand for workshops and we are already working with a local group (Galaxy of Stars) to expand our offer to these children.'

Alongside programmes for younger children, Wildcats this week start working with Rutland College Skills for Life students on their LAMDA Musical Theatre and Verse and Prose exam peparations. These students are aged 16 - 25 and working with the college on developing their skills in readiness for independant living. As part of this course Wildcats provide a theatre teacher to develop students confidence, self-esteem and speaking skills.

Wildcats will be launching further programmes for children and young people with additional needs over the coming weeks. For more information go to www.wildcatstheatreschool.co.uk