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How the performing arts can help your child It’s no secret that the Pandemic has had a heavy toll on children’s mental health and a study by the NHS in 2020 shows that shockingly up to 1 in 6 children may now suffer from mental health issues.

As a young singer I learned early on the positive benefits the performing arts could have on young people’s mental health and confidence. My love of performing helped grow my confidence in myself and shape the person I am today. Taking part in the performing arts can really help children deal with life challenges such as exam stress or bereavemen­t. They can also have a positive effect in reducing tension and anxiety. Boosting confidence and making children feel more engaged and resilient. It also offers children a social connection and a sense of belonging.

This is why despite being in the midst of a pandemic, I was so keen to keep Razzamataz Newbury alive and thriving. I just knew that if there was ever a time the children of Newbury needed the benefits of being able to learn the Performing Arts it was then.

In each of the three discipline­s we teach at Razzamataz Newbury, students learn techniques in a safe environmen­t which can have a positive impact on their mental health and well-being.

For example: Singing releases endorphins which help reduce stress and anxiety, allowing children to switch off from the modern world and just have fun. When learning to sing, students also learn breathing techniques. Understand­ing these can help those who suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. Dancing. Being physically active releases positive endorphins which make children feel more relaxed and happier. It is also great exercise and improves balance and coordinati­on. Acting classes offer students a safe place to explore issues within their lives. They encourage conversati­on and performing as a group also provides young people with a feeling of belonging whilst making new friends.

I truly believe all children can get positive benefits from taking part in the performing arts and that is why we offer a Free Taster session to any child that would like to have a go. There is also a fantastic 50% sibling discount for children aged 4-18!

To book a free taster session for your child, email newbury@razzamataz.co.uk, visit www.newbury.razzamataz.co.uk or call Debbi on

01635 905404.

You can also check out our 5 star reviews on Facebook and Instagram to hear what our parents have to say!

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