Performing arts can be vastly beneficial to young people from all backgrounds with many different aspirations. Some students will be looking for a career, some an enjoyable hobby and others an escape from difficult lives and an opportunity to make something of themselves. Whatever their reasons and ambitions, we always welcome them through our doors.
Aside from the performance skills learnt, involvement in the performing arts can boost confidence and self-esteem, enhance social skills, improve language skills, keep people active, improve fitness, focus the mind and, of course, be thoroughly enjoyable!
We aim to offer these opportunities to as many people as possible and, by creating a network across Wiltshire and Somerset, we believe a big step in the right direction will be made.
Whether your school wishes to hone your drama student’s skills, give your gifted and talented an extra challenge, help your less fortunate children engage in something they may otherwise not get the chance to do, or simply be part of a large network of professional people working with children, there are plenty of ways your school can get involved with this project:
1. Display posters on your notice boards
– just the one or many throughout the school, it’s your choice.
2. Distribute leaflets to all your students
- to make them aware of A.C.T.S Theatre Arts School and the opportunities available to them.
3. Receive the newsletter
- simply be on our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter, keeping you up to date with our activities.
4. Bus Stop
– some children may not be able to get to us due to parental commitments or transportation difficulties. In order to allow as many young people as possible a safe route to us on a Saturday morning we would like to offer an A.C.T.S bus. We are looking for safe bus stops for the children to take this from and so if you think your school grounds or surrounding area can offer this please do let us know.
5. Link your website
– show your affiliation to us by having a link to your school on our website or placing an A.C.T.S link on your website, or of course, both!
6. Sponsor your students
– Running a professional performing arts school incurs many costs and so a termly fee of £240 is in place. You can help bring this fee down, and the cost incurred by each student, by subsidising their fees. For every pound you pay in subsidy, A.C.T.S will take off a further 50 pence meaning you could reduce the fees from £240 to £160 leaving the student to come without charge! The following shows how this subsidy could work for you. Remember these are just examples and you can subsidise as much or as little as you wish:
Your School pays £60 per term, A.C.T.S bonus pays £30 per term reducing the students fees to £150 per term.
Your school pays £100 per term, A.C.T.S bonus pays £50 per term, leaving £90 for the student to pay.
Your school pays £160 per term, A.C.T.S bonus pays £80 per term meaning the student pays nothing!
7. Hold an audition day at your school
– allow us to come in at a mutually convenient time to hold an audition day for your students. Partial and full scholarships for our main school and summer schools would be available along with opportunities to join our agency and be represented by us on the U.K’s largest casting directory for stage and screen - The ‘Spotlight’ directory. Children and young performers can only join spotlight through approved schools – of which we are one.
8. Arrange a visit
– come and see us in action, use a visit as a tool for your performing arts teachers to see our professionals at work or to see how we may overlap with the curriculum. Otherwise, simply come to meet us and see if you would like your students to be involved in our weekly activities. We are always excited to meet staff from schools as we always find these meetings are mutually beneficial and will inevitably result in improving opportunities for young people.
9. Music lessons
- A.C.T.S Theatre Arts Schools also offers instrumental and vocal lessons along with class sessions in the music curriculum, singing or performance arts. If you are looking to develop music in your schools please get in touch to see if we can help. click here
for more information. These lessons are subject to availability.
10. Book a meeting
– meet our principal in the comfort of your own office and discuss how your school could get involved with the project in more detail or offer your own thoughts on the project.
To get involved in this exciting networking project please complete our form here
or contact us
for further information or to discuss options in more detail.