Posted: Fri 4th Mar 2016

Children learn new tricks in Corwen

This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 4th, 2016

Children as young as five can learn new tricks in Corwen. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Juggling, stilt walking, as well as the chance to enhance singing and dancing skills in theatre and circus skills workshops are all on-offer to youngsters as a result of a successful funding bid by one of their local officers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

PCSO Ceri-Louise Evans succeeded in gaining a £1680 grant from the Thomas Howells Education Fund which in turn has allowed many children and young people the opportunity to try extra-curricular activities that wouldn’t usually be available on their doorstep. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All events are taking place at ‘Canolfan Ni’ with the circus skills now in the middle of a six week course. The Canolfan Ni dance/theatre group programmes is being delivered by SHINE theatre arts academy and the Circus skills by Panic Circus. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’m really pleased that though the funding we have been able to offer these opportunities for young people in the local area,” said PCSO Evans. “The arts can help develop important skills such as teamwork, responsibility, collaboration and leadership along with interpersonal skills. Performing arts programmes can also help the youngsters gain confidence.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The recent funding has been used to help support the activities which are open to children and young people of all abilities from the age of five up to around 11 years of age. Approximately 48 children have been accessing the workshops that have been running which is fantastic!” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In the long term it is hoped that enough young people will continue to take an interest in some of the activities on offer so that some of the programmes can continue and sustain themselves. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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