THE hunt is on in the Chichester area for budding young performers who could win a year’s free training from a celebrated local performing arts school.
Kids of all ages, and from all walks of life, are being invited to apply for the project with The Theatre Workshop, a leading performing arts school for young people aged from six to 16 in Sussex.
If successful, the sponsored child will get to try Chichester workshop’s weekly three-hour session in singing, acting and dance for free for a whole year.
The is held at Central C of E School in Chichester on Saturday mornings and the scheme is being run by the Kallikids.
The Theatre Workshop’s creative director, Lora Munro said: “We are thrilled to be involved in Kallikids’ Sponsored Child Initiative.
“This is a fabulous opportunity for children to get involved in performing arts, whatever their background.
“We offer top quality ‘triple threat’ training, with all lessons taught by West End professionals.
“Whether you are a budding young actor, looking for a platform into the professional industry, or you just want to gain some confidence and make new friends, The Theatre Workshop has something to suit everyone.”
The Theatre Workshop has many students working professionally on stage and screen, in TV series such as Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and Eastenders, as well as in West End musicals like Matilda and Billy Elliot.
This is the second year KalliKids has run the Sponsored Child scheme. In 2014 more than 20 kids benefitted and this year more than 85 places will be given away nationally.
Founder of KalliKids, Karen Bach, said: “Inspiring young people to take part in new activities is pivotal to everything we do. Not only does it further their skills but also helps nurture their confidence and social skills.”
Sponsorship is open to anyone of the correct age, and last year it helped a girl from Steyning with a rare genetic condition take swimming sessions.
The closing date for applications is February 20, 2015, and winners will be announced at the end of March.
To apply for a place visit www.kallikids.com