Make Up For Lost Time At ACTAcademy’s Creative Summer School Throughout July and August 2020
2020 has got off to a rocky start and it has been a very strange time for our children. Their education and their childhood experiences have been very much interrupted and they have missed out on key time in their development.
We passionately believe that children now need the vital opportunity to be fully immersed in an arts curriculum that nurtures their well-being and encourages confidence, communication and friendships. Summer at ACTAcademy is going to be a fantastic opportunity to grab some of that missed time back; to experience some of those social and cooperative learning moments, before they embark on a new way of life in the classroom come September.
What can we do to help?
It is unlikely that families will be able to go on holiday this year, and some parents may struggle for childcare once they are forced to return to work with the pandemic restrictions still in place, so we are offering an opportunity for your children to have a lot of fun and develop socially and educationally in a safe, supportive environment throughout July and August.
What can your kids look forward to at ACTAcademy Summer School?
Children can look forward to a week of fun, creativity and an inspirational programme of activity, where no day is the same! Our passionate teachers will lead your children on an adventure of discovery, development and joy over the course of the week, with the expressive, performing and creative arts at the core of our training.
However, that does not mean that your little one has to be a performer to join in. Our Summer School is suitable for any child with any interests or hobbies; there is no performance pressure at all!
Every week’s activities will be different, but some of the things that your child can look forward to include: arts and crafts, singing, dancing, drama games, sports skills, exploring the outdoors and learning all about our beautiful world.
You do not need to be an ACTAcademy Stage School student to attend our Summer School; everyone is welcome!
How we will keep your child safe…
We are proud to say that we are the only Ofsted-registered full-time private educational setting in Harrogate. This means we are incredibly professional and governed by strict legal and statutory requirements when it comes to thesafety, education and care of your children.
Our curriculum is robust and enriching, our staff are all trained, DBS checked professionals and we are so proud to have our own exclusive studios in the heart of Harrogate town centre. We don’t ‘pop-up’ in a school hall, we run as a school runs, following the same policies, and this means that we have complete control over who is coming through our doors.
Our private studio spaces are spread out over three floors in our modern, fully equipped building, and provide plenty of space for your children to learn, grow and get creative.
To limit the number of people entering our building at once, start and finish times for the day will be staggered so that there are fewer parents in the vicinity too, and children’s temperatures will be checked upon entry with a non-contact thermometer that we are calling the ‘super-hero zapper’ which will also magically reveal a super-positive thing about your child each time they arrive!
Class sizes will be kept to a minimum, following the government’s Dfe guidelines and PHE advice.Social distancing measures will be taken into account when lesson planning, but children will not be made to feel distant or isolated within our workshops. There are plenty of ways to teach children how to communicate and work as a team without being too ‘hands-on!’
We have undertaken a full risk-response policy and assessment to Covid-19 that is on display in our reception area, or we can provide a copy if you wish.
How can I book a place on ACTAcademy’s Summer Schools?
Places are strictly limited, even more so than usual this year, due to smaller class sizes to fit within the government’s educational guidelines, so when we say ‘book soon to avoid disappointment’, we mean it!
ACTAcademy Summer School runs from the 13th of July all the way up to the end of August.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We can’t wait to inject oodles of fun and laughter, a sprinkling of imagination and a splash of creativity into your child’s life and we look forward to seeing them in our beautiful training studios soon!