“The sessions with Amanda have proved invaluable in developing vitally important communication and other life skills.
The application and the transfer of skills from Dramatic (ie theatrical) training to everyday life situations has had a profound effect in building confidence and self-esteem. Tangible benefits of this include success in interview techniques for highly prestigious schools, University and employment.
The importance of body language (eg eye contact, posture & facial expression), voice coaching and articulation are powerful attributes which complement an individual’s innate abilities and strengths. It serves to bring out the best in people and to succeed in the wider world where positive human interaction is all-important.
Amanda’s youthful enthusiasm and dynamic spirit is not only charming and engaging, but inspiring and empowering to those entrusted to her. Our daughter loved her time spent with Amanda and considers it a priceless and life-long gift which Amanda has given her.
We (and our daughter) would unreservedly endorse and recommend her services.”
Elizabeth Gangar, Parent
“It has been the first time my 3 year old has dragged me to a holiday workshop - usually I am called on Day 2 to pick him up. But he adored it the Halloween Storytelling Adventures and skipped in every morning!!
Katie, the fun course leader, kept the kids fully occupied for the 2 hours each morning taking them through songs, dances, drama and arts & crafts. He came home with masks, hats, pictures, paintings, one or two lines to learn for the play at the end of the week and singing songs or games he'd learnt in the day. I was incredible what they packed into a morning!
To think of him standing in front of parents playing the dragon in 'Room on the Broom' with lines learnt, and doing a song/dance at the end was beyond my expectations but the kids did an incredible show and even designed all the scenery and outfits themselves. They really glowed with confidence and it was wonderful to see.
I highly recommend going along to one of their classes.”
Justina Gappa, Parent
“Both I and my children love the courses you run. Leaders are enthusiastic and energetic and my children have always got a lot out of the courses, whether the weekly ones or the half term session.”
“My kids have loved going to the Storybook courses and my daughter asks when she can do another one. They have attended three courses in Hackney (Alice in Wonderland, Lion King and Jungle Book). ”
London Fields-based parent
“I just wanted to let you know that Luc has told me that he is having a super time this week. It is the first time he has done anything where he is left somewhere he had not been before and he said it is the best place ever and was excited this morning to find out that it was on again, he had in his mind that it was like Story time that it was once a week. So thank you both for making this special for Luc and his friends!”
Sarah Hancock-Raphael, parent
“My kids have taken part in two of your week-long courses and really enjoyed them and got a lot out of them — I'm planning to sign up again during a school holiday when we are free.”
St John’s Wood-based, parent
“My children, Georgia, and Oscar, have enjoyed several Bridge holiday courses. Each time, they have come out energised and enthused to look at the original stories they have been learning about [Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]. Practising and performing a little play has increased their confidence and communication skills. And a year later, they still remember the words (and actions!) to the songs they learnt. Most of all, it's kept them happy and entertained over the school holidays. Thanks!”
Natalie Reed, parent
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