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A Take Part Extravaganza!

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Child counselling skills blend through our programmes

23 Jan 2021

For as long as she can remember Cathryn, our Head of School has wanted to help people through their struggles and challenging situations, which as we know we all have at one stage in our lives or another.  In 1992 she became a Family Support Worker in the Family Office within the Army, it was her role to support the families through testing times.  In 2008 she volunteered at HomeStart, a local community network of trained Volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.  Over recent years within her role as Choreographer of the Friends of the Art Theatre annual pantomime, she would often find herself identifying strengths to empower children and enhance their confidence for the stage. 

In Cathryn’s role of Head of School at Take Part, New Mills she brings all of her experience, skills and training and now her brand new qualification to embed child counselling beliefs and principals within the work we do to support our families.  

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LAMDA Public Speaking – new for 2021!

02 Dec 2020

– Would you like to develop the confidence to deliver powerful and engaging speeches?
– Would you like to build the foundations of a successful Entrepreneur?
– Would you like to be more confident, positive, creative, resourceful and resilient?

If you’re interested in cultivating the mindset and developing the skills of an Entrepreneur, please do not hesitate to read on… even if you’re only in Year 4!

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Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) and Behaviour Support at Take Part

18 Nov 2020

From an early age Leanne Chance has been a performer. After an extremely successful 20 year performance career Leanne became a Mum… and everything changed. Through parenting by instinct and following her baby’s cues Leanne became fascinated in how a baby learns and grows. During lockdown Leanne has expended this knowledge by studying Child Psychology, gaining a level 5 qualification which covered areas such as Attachment, Social and Emotional Development and Moral Development. If you want to hear more about Leanne’s improved skill set to bring to the pupils of Take Part please read on.

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Speech Therapy & SEND Support at Take Part

12 Nov 2020

Roxy Verdon has a passion for Music as we know, but she also has a passion for inclusivity. Her student centred approach is one of the very many attributes she brings to our offer at Take Part. Speech Therapy is just one of the essential parts of Roxy’s delivery blended throughout her lesson plans, to ensure optimum communication whether through singing, acting or in every day life. Roxy’s pivot on Lockdown 1.0 was to enhance her Level 3 TA qualification through to a Level 5 whilst up-skilling her vocal qualifications. We are thrilled with Roxy’s achievement, and so proud of this new qualification she has gained as continued professional development. If you want to hear more about Roxy’s improved skill set to bring to the pupils of Take Part please read on.

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Visiting Industry Professionals

As part of the AAA/P&P ‘Show Business’ Tuesday Evening Programme we are hosting a series of Q&A’s with visiting industry professionals. This week we were delighted to start this off with the very special Elliot Ditton!

Elliot is a very talented designer and performing artist – his most recent work being Puppetry & Mask Deputy Assistant for The Lion King UK and Ireland Tour!

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What is Louise up to behind the scenes?

09 Nov 2020

Whilst our Tutors are yet again transforming their face to face delivery into an extremely busy online timetable, Louise is applying for funding to deliver Take Part’s outreach services while adapting to challenges presented by the coronavirus crisis. At this pivotal moment, social entrepreneurs have a critical role to play in the UK’s economic and social recovery, and Louise is working on just that! Our CEO, Louise Coker is still accelerating Take Part’s growth, building resilience and looking at ways to create a deep and lasting impact within our more vulnerable communities.

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Take Part Trustees

07 Nov 2020

Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that Trustees do, and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. The Take Part Trustees play a vital role, volunteering their time and work together to make important decisions about Take Part’s outreach work. At Take Part we encourage young people and adults of all backgrounds to participate in Performing Arts activities, addressing key life skills. Through outreach work, the Take Part team educate essential life skills through Creative Arts. All our outreach projects cover confidence building, resilience and character education, focusing on our linked Global Goals; Good Health and Wellbeing and Quality Education.

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Salford CVS membership

31 Oct 2020

Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration. Due to the work we did on our transition programme with Salford schools throughout lockdown, Take Part have now been invited to be members of the Salford CVS. We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with Salford residents through grants and investments for youth projects, community learning activities, projects for disabled children as well as projects that promote health and wellbeing.

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Co-op Local Community Fund

We’re delighted Take Part has been selected to ‘take part’ in the Co-op Local Community Fund. We are one of three causes in the community which Co-op Members can select to support between now and 23 October 2021. The more members who select Take Part and shop with the coop, the more funds we’ll receive to put our fabulous Creative Coaches in local schools for wellbeing workshops.

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Teacher Training

24 Oct 2020

At Take Part we pride ourselves on quality education. The Take Part Teaching Standards have been designed to set out a basic framework within which our teaching staff operate.  Appropriate self-evaluation, reflection and professional development activity is critical to improving our teachers’ practice.  The standards set out clearly the key areas in which a Take Part teacher should be able to assess their own practice, and receive feedback from our Senior Leadership Team.  October half term gives us the opportunity to train and mentor our Student Tutors in teaching a quality provision at Take Part, in a safe and informative way.

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New Uniform Shop Now Live!

22 Oct 2020

From here you will be able to purchase our Take Part branded t-shirt (mandatory for all pupils) and optional uniform items hassle free.  Deliveries will come direct to your local school to be sent home with your child.

Please be aware that pupils are not permitted to wear non-branded items over their T-shirts during sessions and as such we politely request that a hoodie is purchased or a black base layer is worn underneath your Take Part t-shirt in the event of cold weather. Where optional items are not purchased, such as joggers/leggings, a plain black alternative should be provided in their place (no logos).

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World Mental Health Day 2020

10 Oct 2020

Take Part recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. The overall objective of the annual event is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to recognise efforts in support of mental health. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’.

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but World Mental Health Day is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing.

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Ghoul School 2020

08 Oct 2020

Endorsed by Derbyshire County Council, we bring you ‘Ghoul School’, for the 6th year running!!  … But this time it’s bigger, better … and cheaper!!

You provide the costume, we’ll provide the show – with industry professionals!!… and the games, and the prizes, and the arts, and crafts and competitions and lots and lots of fun!!!

… literally a 3-day halloween party in New Mills … and Glossop! 

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New Bubbles Opening on Sat 10 October 2020

06 Oct 2020

Due to popular demand we are opening 2 new bubbles up on Saturday 10 October 2020. Our Stage 1 (Rec-Y2) Theatrical Experience afternoon bubble will take place 13.00-14.30 and our Stage 2 (Y3-Y6) Theatrical Experience afternoon bubble will take place 13.00-15.15. Both classes will be held at New Mills School, Church Lane.

So if your child likes all things singing, dancing and acting with a blend of wellbeing, please book now for your free trial.

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Virtual Vocationals

05 Oct 2020

Zoom lessons and assessments in LAMDA Acting, Devising, Shakespeare, Reading for Performance and Speaking in Public. Vocational qualifications from the comfort of your home.

Book now for your free trial during October half term.

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Isolation Guidelines

17 Sep 2020

In line with government advice surrounding preventive measures to protect against spreading of Covid-19 we have prepared full risk assessments for both of our sites. Find out more here.

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26 Aug 2020

In line with government advice surrounding preventive measures to protect against spreading of Covid-19 we have prepared full risk assessments for both of our sites. Find out more here.

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A Day of Celebration

12 Aug 2020

More details about our ‘Bubble Performances’ with socially distanced audiences on Saturday 12 December will be coming very soon!

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Back Face to Face

11 Aug 2020

Our face to face lessons resume this weekend to mark the start of the 20/21 academic year. New Mills classes recommence on Saturday 5 September and Glossop classes recommence on Saturday 12 September.

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Brand new website

04 Aug 2020

Today we have launched our brand new website! From the website you will now be able to register your interest in classes directly for the first time ever and purchase uniform hassle free (coming soon)! There are a whole host of other features for you to enjoy.  We’ll let you look around and explore them for yourself.

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