Bring some Sparkle to school.
Exciting performing arts classes for Primary Schools both during and after school, whatever suits best. Designed to burn calories, improve fitness, encourage creativity, and stretch the imagination. Performing together encourages teamwork, develops communication skills, and builds confidence and self esteem. Oh, and it’s great fun, too!
Classes are available for children aged 5-12 years. NO BOOKING FEE. NO JOINING FEE. ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE ON-LINE.
"In January and February 2013, Primary 3 and Primary 4 at Parsons Green Primary School undertook a programme of expressive arts led by Sparkle Arts. Previous to this, Sparkle Arts had led a multi-arts workshop for our pre-school nursery group. The multi-arts programme was based around Social Studies topics undertaken by these classes; Primary 3 studying The Egyptians and Primary 4 studying The Vikings. Initially, I was very impressed with the preparatory work. Dayle Connell met with the class teachers in December 2012 to discuss the areas that the classes would be studying. Following these meetings, Dayle provided a detailed plan outlining each lesson within the series. All lessons were matched to Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes. The sessions enabled children to experience music, movement, drama and art linked to their topic. Dayle Connell and her assistant Jennifer planned and prepared meticulously, using music, materials, visual aids and artefacts to inspire and motivate the children. However, there was great value added to other curricular areas. The workshops generated great discussion and all children were positively vocal about the experience. Our Support for Learning Teacher commented on how the workshops had motivated reluctant writers to write about their experience. The sessions concluded with a workshop for parents. This enabled parents to observe their child’s experience and the value it added to their education. The Sparkle Arts experience was evaluated by pupils, staff and parents and it was an overwhelming success. I would recommend Sparkle Arts to schools and nurseries without reservation. I look forward to welcoming Sparkle Arts for further sessions in 2013/14."
Willie French, Head Teacher - Parsons Green Primary School.
“First of all thank you for a great in-service yesterday – lots of inspiration and great ideas for teachers to take forward. Some of the teachers must have been raving about you as the teacher who just works one day a week, was in today and asked for a copy of the hand-out – she’d heard about your in-service yesterday and was really sorry she’d missed it saying it sounded really great!”
Lorraine Richardson, Head Teacher Prestonfield Primary School