New stage school gets underway with com­mu­nity events boss at helm

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

A NEW stage school has been launched by a man who has run a host of com­mu­nity events in Mac­cles­field.

Chil­dren have at­tended the first ses­sion of the Make Be­lieve per­form­ing arts com­pany which has launched a branch in Mac­cles­field.

The school is the lat­est pro­ject for Brad Snelling, who is known to peo­ple in Mac­cles­field for run­ning other com­mu­nity events in­clud­ing Win­ter­fest and many of Barn­aby Fes­ti­val’s high pro­file events.

Brad said: “I have loved per­form­ing arts ever since I was a child and worked with chil­dren for more than 10 years be­fore em­bark­ing on fes­ti­vals and tours.

“I de­cided to open a Make Be­lieve school as I ap­pre­ci­ated and agreed with the ethos that all chil­dren from ev­ery so­cio-eco­nomic back­ground should be able to en­joy these classes with­out class stan­dards be­ing com­pro­mised.

“I love work­ing with chil­dren and so do the teach­ers and we are re­ally look­ing for­ward to see­ing the school grow and see­ing the chil­dren’s con­fi­dence in their abil­i­ties grow with it.

“Make Be­lieve boosts con­fi­dence and al­lows the chil­dren to be cre­ative in a non-judge­men­tal and nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment.”

The Mac­cles­field school can give 65 chil­dren aged three to 18 tu­ition in singing, act­ing and danc­ing.

The branch is based at All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege, Brook­lands Av­enue, and runs on Satur­days from 10am to 1pm.

To ap­ply for a free trial or for in­for­ma­tion call 01625 403102 or email mac­cles­field@ make­be­lieve­

Make Be­lieve was founded by Joel Kern in 2004 and has schools in and around Lon­don, Australia and Manchester.

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