Madley Park - Drama, Dance & Singing classes for children with learning disabilities move to The Henry Box School
"I would just like to say what a fantastic job you have done with the Springfield children. Seeing them yesterday, full of confidence and thoroughly enjoying themselves was amazing!!"
"A big thank you to for doing a fantastic job not just today but over the past few months with the kids. Speaking for XXX I know she thoroughly enjoyed herself because she would come home and tell me about some of the songs and the dances you had covered in the sessions. Seeing her participate today was priceless ... with a beaming smile and obviously thoroughly enjoying herself was to be quite honest incredibly emotional. If there was anything I could have wished for XXX to be able to participate in it would have been singing and drama because I know underneath that quiet exterior Is a side that loves music and dancing and that was so evident today - she stood in front of the audience full of confidence and that has come from being part of the WOAPA group".
"Thank you for making this experience such a positive one not just for XXX but all of the children there today. I don't think anyone could have failed to see the positive energy in that room. It has been such a delight seeing XXX actively engage and enjoy something as much as she has done WOAPA".
"We thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's performance! The children all did so well, focussing attention, listening, learning all the moves and words - and obviously enjoying every minute! XXX has gained so much from the sessions in terms of confidence, enjoyment of music and the obvious physical exercises which help him greatly. He loved all the songs you chose as they were familiar tunes that he could immediately respond to. We are extremely grateful to you for giving him the opportunity to join in with an after school club, it's always difficult to explain to XXX why his siblings can go to certain clubs which aren't suitable for him, now he's really proud that he can do 'grown-up' clubs too! We love the fact that he has his WOAPA T-shirt to wear too, it helps him feel prepared for the club and feel part of the group, he's really proud of it".
"We really did not know what to expect but were overwhelmed by what we saw. XXX comes home buzzing from every WOAPA session and is keen to sing and dance for us some small snippets of what he has done with you, but we did not realise quite how much the children had learned and how brilliantly they could perform".
"We have seen his confidence and self esteem grow this term. He would never sing a song before and now he is doing dance routines and whole sections of the songs that you are learning. I am sure that through your work with the children he is developing his learning skills and capacity to learn and remember, as well as belief in himself. Watching the group on Monday was delightful, joyful and inspiring as the children demonstrated what they could do...they were proud of their performance and as parents we were also immensely proud. There was an overwhelming sense of fun, enjoyment and achievement".
"Thank you so much to you and your team for giving XXX the chance to enjoy dance, drama and singing. He cannot wait for next term and neither can we as we look forward to what WOAPA will achieve in the future".