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Spotlight On Jigsaw Teacher Shannen

Shannen has been teaching dance and Performing Arts for Jigsaw for just over a year now in Broxbourne. Shannen has recently joined the teaching team in Jigsaw Ware and they are currently working on their show “Funny Goings On in Gloobury Mansions”. Here is a little insight into Shannen’s Performing Arts background and why she […]

The Working Mum

Jigsaw founder Nicola describes how she balances work and family as a working mum.  Having completed the kids’ morning routine – up, wash, dress, breakfast, teeth, shoes, shoes, SHOES!!…. you know the drill, mums – I walk my boys to school and then continue on to my office. This is one of the positives of […]

Where are they now? A note from Nicola

Founder, Nicola Lander, shares with us her greatest joy of running Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools. Read our previous Where are they now? blog posts here: part one, part two, and part three.  Where are they now?  Tahra Powell, ex Jigsaw Crouch End student, is sat in the office next door to me working away to […]

Top 10 Autumn Activities

Autumn is certainly a season of change. As we make the rather gloomy transition from Summer into Winter we notice that the arrival of night time becomes much earlier and of course the temperature drops considerably. We see the leaves start to change colour and fall off trees, the birds migrate south and animals start […]

Why Jigsaw? A parent’s tale

The competition for our children’s free time is ferocious. Tennis, ballet, French club – even Cordon Bleu cookery classes – they can do it all. And believe me, my kids did. They tried everything, at least once, and as they discarded one activity after another my bank balance shrank, the pile of unused trombones, football […]

Spotlight on Jigsaw Watford siblings Krisha and Riyan!

Jigsaw Watford is one of our newest Jigsaw Schools. It opened in September 2015 as part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations. We have had a very exciting term so far bringing the Jigsaw experience to Watford and we are now very busy working towards our end of term presentations for family and friends. It has […]

Where are they now? Regé, Jessica and Kim

See previous installments of Where are they now? for more on what former Jigsaw students have been up to! Part 1 and Part 2 Where are they now: Regé-Jean Page Which Jigsaw school did you attend? I attended Jigsaw Enfield and JYT. How long did you attend Jigsaw for? 10 years What are you doing […]

Top 10 things to do on a rainy day!

Top 10 things to do on a rainy day! It’s a rainy day, wet and miserable outside and the kids are grizzling about the house complaining that they are bored and have nothing to do. Don’t worry – help is at hand. Here are 10 boredom-busting rainy day indoor activities for kids. 1. Pizza party Lay […]

Where Are They Now? Catriona & Jessica

Click here for part one.  This week we hear from former Jigsaw students Catriona and Jessica who have shared with us an insight into their Jigsaw journeys and how they made an impact on their chosen career path. Catriona is now a Theatre Director and Jessica is about to start her PGCE for Primary Teaching! […]

Where Are They Now? Tara, Jack & Lewis

I’m sure you’re all aware that we are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Jigsaw Arts this year. It has been an exciting time to catch up with former students and see what they have been up to now that they’re all grown up! We have caught up with three of them to find out about […]

What makes Jigsaw so unique?

One of the greatest joys of doing my job is that I get to regularly visit all of our Jigsaw Schools. Yes, the obvious ‘business’ advantage is that I get to make sure that the classes we offer are of a consistently high standard right across the board. However, the most interesting thing about the […]

Back To School!

September’s almost here again and along with frosty mornings and expensive school shoes come a whole range of exciting possibilities and new beginnings… The summer is a fantastic time for being a parent. When the British weather behaves, suddenly the possibilities are endless; paddling pools, playing in the park, boat trips, you name it, you […]