Why Jigsaw? A parent’s tale
- Published Date: October 12, 2015
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 boots and hard hats grew and I began to consider cartoons and computer games perfectly suitable (and cheap) entertainment. So when my eldest daughter asked to join a Jigsaw performing arts class held in a local school, I was reluctant to say the least. Three hours every Saturday seemed like a huge commitment for both of us, and Polly – a shy, timid 11 year old – had never shown any great desire to tread the boards – what on earth could she possibly get out of it?
Well, I was wrong. Eight years on those 3 hours every Saturday morning seem like the best investment I ever made in my daughter’s future. She was never the best actor, or singer, or dancer, but Jigsaw helped her achieve all that she could – and not just in the performing arts.
Apart from having a huge amount of good, old-fashioned fun, Polly gained tremendous confidence, developed great social skills and learnt how to work in a team. Her teachers were always encouraging, sympathetic and completely professional and in their classes she flourished.
If you would like your child to learn performance techniques while improving their confidence and social skills, then why not try a two week trial to see if Jigsaw also works for you?
Jigsaw offer a two week trial for all new students. This allows your child to come and join in with our classes for the first two weeks before you decide whether to commit to a full term with us. Put your postcode in the search box on our home page to find a Jigsaw school nearest to you!
Jigsaw Performing Arts is dedicated to developing performance skills, promoting self-expression and building confidence. We offer performing arts classes for children aged between 3 – 18. Find your nearest school by entering your postcode into the search on our home page.