We have bought in Fresh Arts at The Village School for a number of years now because of the added value they give to our expressive arts curriculum. One of the projects we buy in is the “Village Theatre School” which gives our talented students the opportunity to access a theatre school experience…Our students have made huge progress in performing arts through this project and have also developed transferable skills in team-working, commitment and perseverance. The expectations are high and our students rise to the challenge, increasing their confidence and self-esteem as the project progresses.
Welcome to Fresh Arts
Fresh Arts is an expert provider of arts education for children of all ages. We are committed to widening participation in the arts and believe that every child should have the opportunity to participate in high quality arts education with gifted, passionate and highly trained professionals.
Fresh Arts Theatre School
Fresh Arts Theatre School provides fun, creative and confidence boosting performing arts sessions for children aged 3-16 on a Saturday morning or afternoon. Fresh Arts Theatre School provides children with professional level training and arts accreditation.
Fresh Arts Holiday Camps
Fresh Arts Holiday Camps are fun, active, creative childcare running every school holiday. Children experience fun packed days of arts and crafts, dance, drama, singing, outdoor games and themed days.
Fresh Arts Holiday Camp is a fun way for children to experience the arts, be creative, build conformed and make new friends.
Fresh Arts Online Classes
Fresh Arts online courses are small group, interactive performing arts sessions using the platform Zoom. We run live classes rather than videos so that the children have the opportunity to interact with their teacher, receive feedback and grow.
All sessions are run by teachers who are fully DBS checked, trained and have worked with Fresh Arts for a minimum of two years. You can choose between afterschool sessions in drama, dance and singing or weekend 10 week courses which culminate in a video presentation or LAMDA exam. We also run private online LAMDA lessons for individual children or small groups and birthday parties
Fresh Arts Education
Fresh Arts Education is an expert PPA cover provider for primary schools. We work in mainstream schools, SEN schools and nurseries to provide lessons in dance, drama, music and art lead by highly trained artists. We also provide afterschool and lunchtime clubs in all arts subjects.
Fresh Arts Tiny Frogs
Fresh Arts Tiny Frogs is the name of our specialist classes for the Early Years and Foundation Stage. Our Tiny Frogs programme is split into two strands Dancing Frogs and Drama Frogs. Children sing, dance and act with our fun mascot Freddie the Frog and you can choose a Speech and Drama focus or a Dance and Movement focus.
Fresh Arts is one of the UKs premiere LAMDA specialists, we run LAMDA sessions in schools and privately and enter thousands of children for LAMDA examinations every year. We teach all syllabi and specialise in The Speaking of Verse and Prose, Speaking in Public and Acting. Please contact us if you would like LAMDA sessions for your school or to book a private or group home session for your child.
Currently all private and group LAMDA lessons are online.
Fresh Arts runs projects in partnership with councils, schools and other organisations to make the arts more accessible to children and families that are hard to reach or vulnerable. We founded the Grenfell Arts Project working with children and families who were affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire, we also run EAL drama projects for parents, SEN theatre projects and were contracted by Camden Council to deliver theatre sessions with at risk teenagers.
We have been delighted with the provision that Fresh Arts have given us this Year to cover our Music PPA. The teachers are enthusiastic and the children love the lessons that they have received. Fresh Arts provide planning linked to our topics in school and teach the children progressive skills in line with the National Curriculum requirements. They also run our choir each week and a very popular Musical Theatre club. They are very flexible and have helped with small performances to parents and carol services outside of the school day. They have also covered other music teachers when required. As well as music, Fresh Arts also provide drama lessons that are very engaging for the children. The admin provided is also very organised with excellent communication. We highly recommend Fresh Arts based on our experience so far.
We were delighted to find a professional company who could prepare our children to participate in Public Speaking and Performance Prose/Poetry awards through LAMDA. What started as an extra-curricular, after-school club has become an integral part of our enrichment offer in accelerating the progress of our pupils. We use part of the Pupil Premium Grant for Fresh Arts to provide in-school Oracy development. This has had a significant impact, particularly on our new arrival/beginner EAL pupils. Class teachers, parents and pupils
themselves talk positively and passionately about the children’s increase in confidence and willingness to speak out loud. The Fresh Arts tutors have helped our children to ‘find their voice’ and to use it.
Fresh Arts company have been delivering Speech and Drama sessions after-school for us since 2015. The sessions are always full and at times there is even a waiting list. The children attending always enjoy and have vastly developed their confidence in speaking and performing in front of other children. The skills learned sets the children up nicely for their future in whichever route they decide to go such as in performing arts or leadership roles amongst other peers. We value working with Fresh Arts and plan to continue to for the foreseeable future.