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Stagecoach Performing Arts launches stagecoachathome.com

Stagecoach Performing Arts launches stagecoachathome.com

Stagecoach students around the world were given access to the free bitesize videos that they could work through alongside their routine of home schooling.  Due to the positive feedback from parents and students, Stagecoach extended its video content to non-Stagecoach students and launched stagecoachathome Online Learning Studio. The new Stagecoach website provides quality performing arts education for young people aged 4 - 18 years online. 

Who wants to be a volunteer?

By Lottie Wright

Who wants to be a volunteer?

If you are passionate about theatre and really enjoy meeting people, volunteering could be for you! 

Stagecoach Student Gus makes TV Debut

By Stagecoach Marketing

Stagecoach Student Gus makes TV Debut

Stagecoach Forest Hil student makes TV debut in football comedy series Ted Lasso, for Apple TV.

 

Stagecoach Students at Disney's Behind The Magic 2020

By Lottie Wright

Stagecoach Students at Disney's Behind The Magic 2020

Stagecoach students have just returned from an action-packed weekend at Behind The Magic in Disneyland Paris

 
The unique ‘Behind The Magic’ programme is designed to give each student an exciting and educationally valuable glimpse into Disney's world of professional entertainment.

Outstanding Teacher Achievements in 2019

By Lottie Wright

Outstanding Teacher Achievements in 2019

Three of our amazing Teachers were celebrated at The Charity Gala for their continued passion and successes throughout 2019. 

Our Charity Partner YoungMinds

By Lottie Wright

Our Charity Partner YoungMinds

We are proud to be continuing our support of our charity partner YoungMinds. YoungMinds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.

Charity Gala featuring the Creative Courage For Life Awards in support of YoungMinds

By Lottie Wright

Charity Gala featuring the Creative Courage For Life Awards in support of YoungMinds

On 1st December 2019, we are returning to Shaftesbury Theatre for our sixth annual Charity Gala where we celebrate the collective talent from within the Stagecoach Performing Arts community, and in support of our nominated charity of the year, YoungMinds. For the second consecutive year, the Charity Gala will feature the Creative Courage for Life Awards.

Stagecoach Students return to The Shaftesbury Theatre

By Lottie Wright

Stagecoach Students return to The Shaftesbury Theatre

Throughout the year, students from our schools are given the amazing opportunity to perform at some of the UK's most famous theatres.  This year, eight of our schools are joining us to perform at The Shaftesbury Theatre. 

Stagecoach Students return to perform at The Adelphi Theatre

By Lottie Wright

Stagecoach Students return to perform at The Adelphi Theatre

Throughout the year, students from our schools are given the amazing opportunity to perform at some of the UK’s most famous theatres.  This year, 32 of our schools are joining us to tread the boards at London’s Adelphi Theatre. 

A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg - Who Does What?

By HayleyHenderson

A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg - Who Does What?
We spoke to the technical stage manager and the technical manager on the acclaimed production of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which has been at the Trafalgar Studio Theatre in London since 20 September.

Six-Year-Old Stagecoach Student In Award Winning Film

By Lottie Wright

Six-Year-Old Stagecoach Student In Award Winning Film
Earlier this year a six-year-old Alexander-James (A.J.) Houghton from Stagecoach Teddington and Stagecoach Talent Agency had the incredible opportunity to film with Nexflix in the much anticipated Bandersnatch.

5 Reasons Why Performing Arts Is Important In Children’s Development

By Lottie Wright

5 Reasons Why Performing Arts Is Important In Children’s Development
In recent years, the lack of funding in education has seen creative subjects across the country being cut for more emphasis on core academic subjects. However, studies have shown that children who take part in performing arts are not only more confident, but they often perform better in core subjects such as Science and English.

The Surrey Hills came alive with ‘The Sound of Music’

By Dijana Radisevic

The Surrey Hills came alive with ‘The Sound of Music’

This summer, the Surrey Hills came alive with ‘The Sound of Music’, thanks to a performance by Stagecoach Performing Arts students. 

Stagecoach’s Summer Showcase event took place at the famous Rose Theatre in Kingston on 16th and 17th August with around 80 Stagecoach Students from across the globe entertaining audiences with a rendition of the much-loved musical.

Magic at Disneyland Paris

By Dijana Radisevic

Magic at Disneyland Paris
Mickey ears at the ready!  We are still on cloud nine from attending Disney's 'Dance the Dream' at the end of July at Disneyland Paris. Over 2000 Principals, students, and their families joined us. Over 600 students from 29 schools performed in this enchanting setting. 

Developing Resilience in your Child

By HayleyHenderson

Developing Resilience in your Child
Transitioning from Primary school to Secondary school, or from one year to another can have its challenges for your child.

Dr Alison Daubney, our guest blogger writes about how to help your child feel more confident in these big life transitions.

Nominees announced for The Stage Debut Awards

By Dijana Radisevic

Nominees announced for The Stage Debut Awards
Trafalgar Entertainment and Stagecoach Performing Arts are proud to be supporting The Stage Debut Awards 2019. The award for Child Performer of the Year is sponsored by Stagecoach Performing Arts. This year, Trafalgar Entertainment is sponsoring the award for Best Composer or Lyricist.

The shortlist of nominees has now been revealed. Winners will be announced at The Stage Debut Awards at The Brewery, London on Sunday 15 September.

Meet Sebastian Croft

By Dijana Radisevic

Meet Sebastian Croft
Sebastian Croft, 18, is starring in Horrible Histories: the Movie, which opens across the country Friday 26 July. He plays Atti, a clever Roman teenager who makes the mistake of annoying Emperor Nero and, as punishment, gets sent to Britain.

Woking Homecoming for Howard and Rosemary

By Harriet Davis

Woking Homecoming for Howard and Rosemary
Two theatre entrepreneurs who have built their lives in the entertainment industry have relocated part of their business from West Byfleet to Woking town centre as part of their new company’s expansion.

As part of the move, Stagecoach Performing Arts has also relocated its Headquarters from Walton-on-Thames to the shared Trafalgar Entertainment office at Export House. The move also brings new employment prospects with plans for a call centre and new jobs already being recruited.

From Stagecoach parent to Principal

By Dijana Radisevic

From Stagecoach parent to Principal
When the arrival of her children meant that Jennie Graham-Roberts had to reconsider her career, Stagecoach Performing Arts presented itself as a worthy option.

“Stagecoach has been a monumental part of all of our lives. Both of my children attended classes when they were younger, with my son starring in shows and going on to study Drama for A-Level, and my daughter attending classes right up until 18. They are now all grown up and attending university, but I believe that Stagecoach has had an impact on who they have become today.”

Why 'Creative Courage For Life' Is So Important

By Yvonne Cavalier

Why 'Creative Courage For Life' Is So Important
Every child has potential but the potential is nothing unless it is realised. It is important to teach children to unleash their potential and find their way on the stage of life...

Students star in Ordeal by Innocence

By HayleyHenderson

Students star in Ordeal by Innocence
Hayden, eight, has been going to Stagecoach Edinburgh since she was four. Luke aged nine also starred in the show and attends Stagecoach Edinburgh with Hayden. They won their first-ever acting role in the BBC TV series Ordeal by Innocence, based on an Agatha Christie book, which aired this spring. They both told us about their experiences of working on a BBC Drama. 

Kimberley's Stagecoach Journey : From Student to Principal

By HayleyHenderson

Kimberley's Stagecoach Journey : From Student to Principal
Kimberley started at Stagecoach Bury when she was 9 years old. She loved it so much that she went on to become an Early Stages Assistant, a Stagecoach Teacher and took the plunge and became a Principal of Stagecoach Bolton. Plus Kimberley is also celebrating her 30th birthday in the same year Stagecoach turns 30, so double the celebrations!

Read on to see Kimberley's Stagecoach journey. 

Carrie & David Grant Talk to Stagecoach

By HayleyHenderson

Carrie & David Grant Talk to Stagecoach
Carrie and David Grant – probably the UK’s best-known vocal coaches – have teamed up with Stagecoach! At the Teacherfest day for Principals, they shared inspiration for ways to get everyone involved – and they hope to work with students in the future…

From Student To Teacher

By Yvonne Cavalier

From Student To Teacher
What I adore most about this transition from pupil to teacher is that no matter what age or location, the Stagecoach value remains the same.
By Naomi Amelia Moore

Miriam's Stagecoach Journey : From Student to Principal

By HayleyHenderson

Miriam's Stagecoach Journey : From Student to Principal
Miriam started at Stagecoach Harpenden when she was 11 years old. She then went on to teach at different Stagecoach schools and now runs Stagecoach Bishops Stortford. 

Read on to see Miriam's Stagecoach journey. 

Exam Stress? Don't let your child give up their creative activities for revision

By HayleyHenderson

Exam Stress? Don't let your child give up their creative activities for revision
Dr Alison Daubney, our guest blooger and Educational Psychology Researcher says:

"The mental stress relief of taking your children out of te pressure cooker of exams study to explore creatively and freely can do more to enhance their exam performance than endlessly pressing away with more study hours." 

Read on for the full blog.

"I took part in the Aylesbury Regional Event"

By HayleyHenderson

"I took part in the Aylesbury Regional Event"

Annabelle, 11, from Stagecoach Aylesbury, shares her memories of a day performing at the Waterside Theatre for a Stagecoach Regional event run by Head Office.

Read on for Annabelle's full blog...

Hayley's Stagecoach Journey : From Student to Principal

By HayleyHenderson

Hayley's Stagecoach Journey : From Student to Principal
"16 years ago my Stagecoach journey started when I joined as a student. Back then I remember being really nervous on my first day, but within minutes felt totally at home. So much so that I went and got qualified and returned as a teacher, then became Principal of Stagecoach Potters Bar which still runs at the venue every Saturday".

Read more to watch Hayley's Stagecoach journey. 

Nick's Stagecoach Student to Principal Journey

By HayleyHenderson

Nick's Stagecoach Student to Principal Journey
"I am the Principal at Stagecoach Doncaster, Sheffield Beighton and Rotherham. I was a student at Stagecoach, then became a teacher, then a Principal… and I love it".

Read more to watch Nick's video. 

Enhancing mental wellbeing through the performing arts

By HayleyHenderson

Enhancing mental wellbeing through the performing arts
We live in an age where technology permeates our lives. For young people particularly, social media is an increasingly important form of communication. Used positively, it enhances social and emotional development.  Yet, with one in ten children suffering some form of mental health issue at any one time, most commonly anxiety, depression, self-harm and eating disorders, there is a requirement for all people working with children to understand the role of many different causes and manifestations of mental health. This article considers one area of mental health challenge – the role of social media - and explores ways in which positive engagement in performing arts can be beneficial.