Gracie: Stagecoach Theatre Arts School20:46:00
With Gracie having a wobbly few months at school and struggling with her confidence in a class full of big personalities, we got to see her finally enjoying school in her last two weeks before Christmas. Preparing for their class Christmas concert was a big confidence boost for her. She was chosen for a speaking part as a narrator which she was so happy with. She practised her lines every single day both at school and at home and watching her perform on the day made me so proud.
Around this time I was approached by Stagecoach theatre and arts. They asked me if Gracie would like to review a term at our local Stagecoach school and the timing couldn't have been better. I asked Gracie if she would like to go and she was so excited. So excited that I actually had to inform one of the school mums that Gracie wasn't leaving to go to a new school and that she was simply taking classes after Christmas as she had told her friends all about her 'new school after Christmas'.
I figured that if singing, dancing and performing in her school concert made such a big difference to how much she enjoyed school, then joining a theatre arts class will be perfect for keeping her entertained, finding friends with similar interests and just helping her with her confidence. After taking her to watch Peter Pan & Wendy in Stratford to see a proper theatre show and seeing how much she enjoyed it and then her first pantomime the week before Christmas, I am even more sure that it is going to be so much fun for her.
She starts her classes this month and I will be sure to keep you updated on her progress throughout the term!
You can find out more about Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools and search for local schools at www.stagecoach.co.uk