Bounce along to Polka this Easter!

Bounce along to Polka this Easter with fun activities and shows for ages 0-14

Polka is gearing up for a fantastic Easter with a huge range of activities for ages 0-14. With dancing, acting, comedy and designing workshops there’s something for all interests. These workshops will provide perfect entertainment for children and young people where they will learn, develop skills and make new friends.

Kicking things off for children aged 0-5 together with parent/carer, Polka has music and story workshops Nursery Rhyme, Story Time, Music Mix (8 April). For ages 3-5 get the bunny ears ready for an Easter-themed movement and craft workshop Bouncing Bunnies Bumper Workshop (16 April). Ages 6-9 can step, bounce, and leap into Spring with a professional choreographer with Spring in Your Step (9 April).

Create your own miniature theatre in a behind-the-scenes design workshop for ages 6-9 in Miniature Theatre Model Box Making (15 April). For ages 7-11 we have slapstick and comedy workshop Physically Funny (10 April) and heroic storytelling with Awesome Adventures (17 April). For ages 8-13 we have a chance to work with a professional director with Act Direct (11 April).

The thriving creative learning department at Polka ensure that activities are open for all, offering a diverse programme of workshops to suit all tastes. Those who love theatre but don’t necessarily want to act will be able to learn about other areas of theatre production, such as becoming a set designer for the day.

Also, don’t forget productions coming up during Easter-

For younger children there’s Town Mouse and Country Mouse (8-12 April) for ages 3-6 and Yummm! A fun, food-based dance and comedy show for ages 2-3 & 4-6 (15-24 April)

And we haven’t forgotten older children- for them we have the epic and thrilling Minotaur, ages 8-14 (4 April- 24 May), where myth and modern day warfare combine in a boy’s heroic quest to save his father.

To find about more about these exciting shows and the Polka Theatre please visit their website here

Wimbledon Business, Charity and Rugby Club come together to fundraise!

Wimbledon accountancy firm WSM is holding their second charity ‘Rugby Sevens Tournament’ on  17th May. Following a brilliantly successful event last year, teams and spectators are invited to what’s sure to be another fantastic day.

This years tournament will be raising money for Wimbledon charity Stem4 and will be held at Wimbledon Rugby Club (where else?!)

If you are a rugby player get involved! Club and social teams are invited to show off their skills and with separate tournaments for men and women’s teams, everyone’s welcome. So if you’re a rugby player with 11 other team mates and fancy taking part please visit the WSM website here for more information.

If you’re not a rugby player (!) they want you too! Come along as a spectator to cheer on the competing teams and enjoy the BBQ and Live Music throughout the day.

Wimbledon Rugby Club has a car park and WSM will also be running a shuttle bus to and from Raynes Park Station. Spectator entry is FREE, though if you do enjoy your time there will be plenty of opportunity to make a donation to STEM4 on the day.

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Apprentices are winners

It was an exciting start to the working week for three young Apprentices who were recognised at a special award ceremony held by Wimbledon based Capital Training Group (CTG) to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week ( 3-7 March 2014)

CTG’s Big Breakfast event on Monday 3 March welcomed over 50 guests from local businesses and stakeholder organisations including Merton Chamber of Commerce, Merton Council and the National Apprenticeship Service. CTG places apprentices with local employers and supports them throughout their apprenticeship.

Special guest Stephen Hammond MP for Wimbledon and Under Secretary of State for Transport outlined the government’s views on Apprenticeships and the benefits to the economy both locally and nationally. Mr Hammond then presented the awards to the three hard working apprentices who had all been nominated by their employers.

Apprentice of the Year 2014 was Emma Elliott from Home Instead.  The judges recognised that Emma has not only excelled in her role as Recruitment and Training Administrator, she has also thrown herself into the of care side of the business so she could understand what it feels like to give hands on care.

Highly Commended was Wallis Browne from Capital Engineering Personnel.  Wallis received her award for applying herself with enthusiasm, helping reduce collection time for debtors in her role in credit control and her keenness to undertake all aspects of the business.

The Special Merit Award went to Nisa Leach from Clear Insurance. The judges were impressed with Nisa’s contribution to a wide range of business initiatives, including coordinating entire projects that have been rolled out across the company’s other branches.

CTG helps employers to recruit apprentices by offering a unique bespoke vacancy matching service and also provides excellent pastoral support for apprentices, encouraging and enabling them to complete their training and sustain their employment.

Within the last year, together with the help of its consortium partners, Capital Training Group has been able to support and place over 225 young people into Apprenticeships across London.

For more information about Capital Training Group and its range of Apprenticeship provision visit their website here


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