Creativity isn't just for Christmas. Give access to the arts for Lewisham's children and young people. Proven to build confidence, foster friendships and give them a creative outlet in a safe space. You're funding 10 FREE Saturday School and 30 FREE Holiday Course places.
There are a lack of facilities and creative outlets for Lewisham's poorest children. Lewisham is one of the 10% most deprived boroughs in the UK. 27% of children under 19 years old live in households with no adult in employment. Many children find drama a 'release' to the stress at home. Opportunities and the resources to participate in them are scarce, with many children ending up on the streets and/or succumbing to peer pressure to get involved in crime and other anti-social behaviour
Montage has 21 years of experience working with children, including the most disadvantaged and those with Special Educational Needs. They will now have somewhere fun to go on Saturdays and in their holidays. They will be stretched creatively (singing, dancing, acting) and make new friends. By the end of each course, they'll have performed in front of friends and family - giving a real sense of achievement. Through discovering drama and natural creativity they will grow in self confidence.