A performing arts school held a free taster class to encourage more youngsters to take up a creative hobby.

Stagecoach Performing Arts Loughton branch welcomed several potential students aged six to 18 to the Discovery Day on Saturday, September 7, at Debden Park High School.

The taster session gave children the chance to participate in singing, dancing and acting workshops with West End actors George Tebbutt and Luke Bayer.

Parents and prospective students were greeted with refreshments and a group warm up, in which the parents also took part.

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Principal of Stagecoach Loughton, Zach Mobley, said: “It was thrilling to give children from the area the opportunity to experience the performing arts and demonstrate how they can help the kids thrive and grow in confidence.

“This is what Stagecoach calls building ‘Creative Courage For Life’ in its students. We hope that our offering of a free Discovery Day on September 7 provided a fun and safe outlet for the children to inspire them to adopt some of ideals.”

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An Q & A session was provided for visitors to find out more about the LAMDA exams and how they can help in the future with secondary school interviews and UCAS applications.

Next year Stagecoach Loughton is heading to Disneyland Paris to perform in the pre-parade and perform in large large regional and West End theatre shows.

Students are also book to perform at the former London Olympic Stadium for the annual Saracens v Harlequins rugby match and enjoya workshop run by Coronation Street’s Sarah Middleton.

For more information about Stagecoach Loughton, please visit their website at https://www.stagecoach.co.uk/Loughton or call 02033 756 913.