Newport Pagnell School of Performing Arts prepares to mark Children’s Activities Week

Newport Pagnell School of Performing Arts will join a host of famous faces as it readily participates in the first UK wide Children’s Activities Week.

The week runs from Monday 30th of April until Friday the 4th of May, and will also be supported by the likes of Peter Andre and CBeebies star Sid Sloane.

The event looks to celebrate the hundreds and thousands of activities, clubs and classes that benefit children in Britain every day.

It aims to do this by providing an opportunity to engage socially and emotionally, resulting in higher levels of fitness, healthiness and overall happiness.

A spokesperson for the school explained why they are so keen to be part of Children’s Activities Week, saying, “Extracurricular activities are such an important part of a child’s education and as a school, it’s great to see our student’s confidence grow week to week.

“We’re really proud to be part of such an inspiring national event to celebrate the thousands of activities available for young people in the UK and to raise money for a great cause.”

The event mission includes showcasing a huge range of activities which take place every day throughout the country – from sport to languages, science to yoga and art to bush-craft and the fantastic teachers and coaches making it all happen.

On top of this, the week aims to raise vital funds for 2 fantastic causes.

The first is Caudwell Children, who are committed to giving disabled children a brighter future by providing the life changing practical and emotional support they need to lead an active and independent life.

The event is also looking to support The Children’s Activities Association, which is the first not-for-profit, industry-led independent organisation to raise standards in all organised children’s activities.

Trudi Beswick, Chief Executive of Caudwell Children, spoke of her excitement to get involved.

She said, “I’m so excited about the prospect of Children’s Activities Week 2018, it is going to be a fabulous event. Caudwell Children provides the practical and emotional support children need to lead active and independent lives, helping them to reach their full potential.

“Together with the Children’s Activities Association and every activity provider involved, we are going to attract the attention of the nation and showcase what amazing things can be achieved when you give children the helping hand they need to follow their dreams.”

With a jam packed week full of fun children from across the UK will be able to get involved and enjoy varied experiences.

They will be encouraged to dress as their favourite characters whilst attending activities which centre on the theme #WatchMeFly.

There will also be a selection of competitions, planned visits from VIP’s to clubs and a world record attempt with Sid Sloane.

Sid commented, “I’m a huge fan of the CAA and their fantastic work to ensure our children’s services meet a quality assured standard. I can’t wait to get involved with all the fun during Children’s Activities Week!”

The children’s activity team that raises the most money along with showcasing the highest level of passion and enthusiasm will receive a special visit from Peter Andre.

Andre said, “Singing, dancing, sports, art; these are all the things that I enjoyed growing up and I now enjoy sharing with my children.

“Shining a spotlight on the opportunities for children to learn new skills and express themselves is a great idea and raising funds for a fantastic charity like Caudwell Children makes Children’s Activities Week 2018 a really worthwhile event. I’m delighted to be on board.”

There will be an estimated 200,000 children partaking in the thousands of activities stretched across the UK. It is believed Children’s Activities Week will be the most remarkable event of its kind observed in the UK.

For full information and to see how you can be part of the action, visit

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