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A warm welcome awaits! Meet Megan new owner and manager of Jigsaw Barnet!

Megan became the owner of Jigsaw Barnet August this year. She couldn’t wait to start and be introduced to the students as the manager. As the students at Barnet already know Megan from being their singing and Drama teacher, we thought you’d like to know why she made this transition before we start in October.   […]

Develop lifelong social skills and confidence with Melissa!

  Melissa Coleman is a trained actress, who specialises in musical theatre and pantomime, having worked extensively in the industry at home in the UK and abroad. As the new manager of Jigsaw Arts Enfield, Melissa says “Jigsaw is a safe space for children to come and express themselves freely without any judgement. Having attended […]

Meet Natalie, Hemel Hempstead

This week we have been delivering training for our new franchisees……… meet Natalie, school manager of our new venue in Hemel Hempstead on Saturday mornings! What sparked your interest in the performing arts? I was exposed to the performing arts from a young age as my parents are keen theatre goers. I would love the […]

Memories and friendships to last a life time! – Two Jigsaw students look back!

Melusine and Elena, now 17, met and became friends at Jigsaw Performing Arts School in Barnet.  After 13 years of dance, drama and singing classes on Saturday afternoons, it is time for them to move on but also reflect on the last 13 years and what they have learnt at Jigsaw.  Both have really progressed […]

10 Reasons to Dance (Not that you need a reason!)

There are so many reasons why dancing is good for you, it’s hard to know where to begin! It’s great fun and good for the physical and mental health! Besides being a good form of exercise and having a truly positive impact on our health, a recent study actually showed that it also makes us […]

How Social Activities Can Benefit Children’s Development

Childhood is a key time for developing lifelong skills and abilities. One area that really helps children to learn and develop new skills is social playtime. Social playtime can include a wide range of activities from sports to performing arts; it covers anything that requires children to work together to play. Social playtime helps children […]

10 Creative Self-Care Activities

10 Creative Self-Care Activities Here we are, in 2021, back in a lockdown that everyone hoped we wouldn’t have to contend with. Whilst we are all keeping safe at home, it is important to remember to promote positive mental health and ways in which to keep ourselves and our children positive. It has been a […]

Things to look forward to in 2021

2020 has been hard for many people. However, as the song goes, the sun will come out tomorrow… Here’s what we’re looking forward to in the new year!   Things to look forward to in 2021 Theatre will be back It’s been stop-start with the theatre in 2020 (although the huge number of shows made […]

Christmas Gift Guide!

Did you just realise you forgot someone on your Christmas list? Or is someone’s stocking is looking a little empty? Postage can be tricky in the lead-up to Christmas and cash can be a little impersonal. Luckily, there are plenty of other options if you’ve left some of your Christmas shopping to the last minute…  […]

What can parents do to stop bullying?

16th – 20th November is Anti-Bullying Week in the UK. While there are events and programmes happening in schools, what can parents and carers do?    Learn about the forms that bullying can take The Anti-Bullying Alliance defines bullying as “the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an […]

Franchise Discovery Day, 28th October 2020

2020 hasn’t exactly gone as planned for many – or any – of us. While the live performing industry is looking to make a comeback soon – and we couldn’t be more excited to get back to the theatre! – there are also other ways of putting those skills to use. You might come from a […]

Why Performing Arts? 25 reasons to give it a go!

Jigsaw celebrated its 25th Birthday this year. We have witnessed, over the last 25 years, the positive impact attending a performing arts school can have on a child’s progress and happiness. It’s not just for the “arty types”, performing arts really does have something for everyone. In a world that is now dominated by technology and following the […]