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Alumni Competition Winner

By HayleyHenderson

Alumni Competition Winner
In December I was lucky enough to have the privilege of spending a magical weekend in London thanks to the Stagecoach Alumni competition. It was certainly a weekend of luxury befitting the greatest star of film or screen and was a lovely way for my boyfriend and I to experience the celebrity lifestyle.

Theatre in Education

By HayleyHenderson

Theatre in Education
As leaders within Performing Arts education, we are strongly opposed to the decline of the performing arts within the curriculum and the gap that has been created within a child's education. The Arts not only allow a creative outlet for children and young people, but it also helps improve and establish soft skills helping students in all aspects of life from teamwork, problem solving and public speaking. Skills such as these can help children during their academic life, as well as with their career goals.

Lottie’s story: Stagecoach ad star in her own words

By HayleyHenderson

Lottie’s story: Stagecoach ad star in her own words

Lottie's Story: Creative Courage for Life advert

You may have been lucky enough to catch our cinema advert on the big screen this summer before Finding Dory, The BFG, Pete's Dragon and many more family favourites.

We interviewed Lottie, aged 14 years, who starred in the advert performing her passion, dance.

Check out her experience and what Stagecoach means to her.

Harry's story: Stagecoach ad star in his own words

By HayleyHenderson

Harry's story: Stagecoach ad star in his own words

Harry's Story: Creative Courage for Life advert

Four of our students were chosen to represent Stagecoach in our first ever cinema advert which premiered on 12th August.

We heard from one of the stars on the advert, Harry, aged 13 years, who showed off his acting skills.

Lets see what he had to say about the whole experience and what his Stagecoach journey has been.

Ella's story: Stagecoach ad star in her own words

By HayleyHenderson

Ella's story: Stagecoach ad star in her own words

Ella's Story: Creative Courage for Life advert

We are so proud of all of the students who appeared in our first ever cinema advert!

They worked so hard and were so professional on the day. We absolutely loved working with our students and hearing about their Stagecoach experience and why they love it.

We interviewed our singing star of the advert, Ella, aged 14 years, from Stagecoach Braintree and here's what she had to say...

Creative Courage for Life - Our very First Cinema Advert

By HayleyHenderson

Creative Courage for Life - Our very First Cinema Advert

The story behind our Creative Courage for Life advert

As you may have noticed, Stagecoach has undergone a re-brand! Our new tagline ‘Creative Courage for Life’ is exactly what Stagecoach gives every student.

Our new cinema advert is a huge part of that rebrand - you may have already seen it before your favourite family films this summer. We’re incredibly proud of it, but most of all, we're proud of the four talented Stagecoach students who star in the advert – Minti, Ella, Harry and Lottie - as they put so much work into it.

We wanted to give our students a chance to see themselves on the big screen for the first time, to hear their inspiring stories in surround sound. It’s a unique opportunity, and the reason why we chose to create a cinema advert.

But how did we come to choose our four stars? Let's take a closer look at how we made our Creative Courage for Life advert.

Why is dance important in education?

By Elizabeth James

Why is dance important in education?

While it may not be taken as seriously as mathematics, English and history, dance teaches children a wide range of skills needed to succeed later in life, whether they choose to get a job in the arts or not.

Let’s take a look at what those skills are and why dance is so important in education.

Why I stayed at Stagecoach for 15 Years...

By Hayley Henderson

Why I stayed at Stagecoach for 15 Years...
Elly from Stagecoach Shaftesbury has been a student for over 15 years. She shared with us what Stagecoach means to her and what she has gained from her Performance Arts classes.

Why performing arts are important?

By Hayley Henderson

Why performing arts are important?

Creativity is an important tool, and yet it's not one that children always get to foster. If creativity isn't nurtured, they can often end up losing the incredible imaginations they start off with in early childhood.

Her Majesty's Theatre

By Hayley Henderson

Her Majesty's Theatre
We were treated to a spectacular night of talent at the prestigious Her Majesty's Theatre for Stagecoach Live in the West End.

Get Up & Dance Event

By Hayley Henderson

Get Up & Dance Event
Isabel from Stagecoach Huntingdon attended our exciting Get Up & Dance! Event last weekend.
Check out her blog on her jam-packed day learning different dance styles from across the globe.

Time to Take the Stage

By Harriet Davis

Time to Take the Stage
Read our latest blog written by H.Davis

Why The World Is Your Stage!

By Harriet Davis

Why The World Is Your Stage!
Read our latest blog written by Stagecoach parent Sarah Jones.

First Day Nerves

By Harriet Davis

First Day Nerves
Read our latest blog written by Stagecoach parent Sarah Jones.

The Brand New Issue of Young Performer is out!

By Harriet Davis

The Brand New Issue of Young Performer is out!
The latest issue of Young Performer magazine is here! Packed with interviews, features and competitions, as well as advice from industry experts, YP is the only magazine for young performers... So get in on the act!

New Year, New Directions!

By Irfan Ayub

New Year, New Directions!
It’s around this time of year that I half-heartedly decide what my New Years resolution will be. There seems to be a list of about four resolutions that the general public pick from. A lot of resolutions include the word ‘Stop’ rather than ‘Start’. Do New Year’s re​solutions need to be negative?

The Christmas Nativity - The best roles...

The Christmas Nativity - The best roles...
The school Nativity is one of the most important events on the social calendar at many primary schools. The children wait anxiously to find out whether they will get the esteemed roles of 'Mary' and 'Joseph' and the parents are waiting nervously to see if they need to buy tinsel for a halo or a tea towel for a shepherd's headdress.

Stagecoach Blog - Show time!

Stagecoach Blog - Show time!
Read the final instalment of our blog series about this year's summer showcase 'West Side Story'!

Stagecoach Blog - Rehearsing for West Side Story!

Stagecoach Blog - Rehearsing for West Side Story!
On Saturday 27th July rehearsals for Easy Stages 2013 West Side Story began. 75 International Stagecoach Students were excited and eager to find out the amazing experience that lay ahead. The first two days began with an audition process and multiple character workshops, to decide the principle roles of this year's cast.

Stagecoach Blog - Easy Stages 2013

Stagecoach Blog - Easy Stages 2013
Stagecoach Blog by Milton Keynes Student preparing for Easy Stages 2013, Summer Showcase production of West Side Story!