activities boost for Burnham and Highbridge
Curtain Call School of Performing Arts has joined a new initiative
encouraging children across Somerset to take part in out-of-school
group has been added to Somerset County Council's new 'Give It
A Go!' scheme, and funding for pupils is now available for any
child aged 5-17, providing they are still at school, receive free
school meals or are in care.
"This a fantastic opportunity for children to take part in
some of our performing arts classes," Patricia Ham, Principal
of Curtain Call, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"The funding available will cover tuition fees and, depending
how many subjects are taken, can cover the outlay of any uniform,
such as specialist dance shoes and even examination costs, should
students wish to pursue the class to that level."
group has already started registering 'Give It A Go!' students
for its September intake.
added: "When we moved into The Old Creamery in Highbridge,
I wanted to bring the world of the theatre to the community and
now 'Give it A Go!' has enabled us to encourage children who might
not otherwise have the chance to sing, act or dance."
Curtain Call offers a range of classes, from musical theatre to
ballet to street
dance and a range of boys-only classes.
studies have shown that children who do take part in extra curricular
activities benefit from increased confidence and self-esteem and
are more likely to achieve their full potential in and out of