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 a minimum of 10 FREE Saturday School and 30 FREE Holiday Course places.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1103460)
Lewisham is one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK with few free or heavily subsidised high quality activities for children to mitigate the likelihood of involvement in gangs and knife crime. There is a lack of positive role models and exposure to those from different cultures and/or socio-economic backgrounds, a lack of access to the transformative power of the performing arts, which build not just performance skills, but a wide variety of life-skills.
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.
My son loved it so much and wants to come back. It has helped with his confidence, behaviour, listening and happiness. It is amazing, staff are so warm and helpful. What they do in a week is amazing.
I am honestly not sure how [our son] would have coped without you. It has been such a positive focus for him each week... it has been brilliant to hear roars of laughter and much chatter on Saturday mornings.
Can I just take this opportunity to pass on to you and the whole Montage team how thankful and grateful we are for all your hard work and creativity over lockdown. We have seen her blossom during lockdown, forging friendships and gaining confidence and new skills, entirely as a result of Montage.
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