Local theatre school gets behind national Be Kind campaign

A local theatre school in Wimbledon is backing ITV’s This Morning’s newly launched Be Kind Campaign. The idea is to be able to offer key advice and an
anti-bullying message following recent powerful interviews focused on bullying and the experienced faced by children and their families.

An important part of the ethos at Razzamataz Wimbledon is to instill confidence into each child to help them face life challenges and give them a real sense of purpose. The upbeat atmosphere this creates has resulted in some positive feedback from parents including: “Brooke is having a really super time at Razzamataz. Not only does she enjoy learning in a fun environment, I can really see the changes and improvements in Brooke’s confidence and overall development as a self-assured young lady.”

Students are also noticing how the performing arts classes are building them up as individuals too as Anna Harris, a student at Razzamataz explains: “Thank you for the great experience and helping us improve our confidence and social life.”

During the Razzamataz sessions, the students often role play various scenes and scenarios that examine different emotions and the motivations for why
people act in a certain way. The Be Kind Campaign will help to reinforce this and look at ways to better improve communication between young people.
“I’m 100% behind this campaign. I hope we can save young lives and show the bullies how catastrophic one tweet, one snapchat or one text can be,”
explains Phillip Schofield.

Razzamataz Wimbledon is part of a national network of theatre schools and the group are already work hard to create a safe and inclusive place for young people.

The Be Kind Campaign also looks at ways in which children can be encouraged to speak up if they are being bullied and also how other children
can help. “As a network, we’ve had more than 18 years’ experience in working with young people,” says Sophie Atkins, Principal of Razzamataz Wimbledon.
“We know that for many children, Razzamataz is the one place where they can really be themselves and they use the performing arts to help work
through any worries they may have. We are delighted to be backing the Be Kind Campaign and would like to use our years of experience to help lend our
voice to this important cause.”

Razzamataz offers a wide range of performing arts styles for youngsters age 2-18 including current trends that are accessible to children and teenagers. Classes consist of dance, drama and singing and the curriculum covers the whole of the performing arts, from classic West End musical theatre to street dance, pop singing and acting for camera. Razzamataz Wimbledon is gearing up for its annual showcase performance at The Stockwell Theatre!
For more details about Razzamataz and to book a free taster session call 07500 837 911 or email wimbledon@razzamataz.co.uk

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