Elanur received a drama workshops scholarship in 2015.
I wanted to go to ATYP because at school I liked the chance to do some acting and dancing. I liked the thought of ATYP because it was doing something where I hadn’t been before and I was also excited about making new friends.
One thing I can remember is meeting Sarah Parsons the Workshop Manager and now we have Rob Jago. Rob comes to see what we are doing each day and he gives us ideas on how we can improve and think about doing things a different way. The workshop leaders are really cool and fun to work with. Each workshop we do has a different theme and we get to write, create, act and play games, learn a part (of a play) and feel part of a group.
I think it has made me more confident and it will help me to settle into high school next year because I am confident now in making new friends. I used to be shy but now I look forward to making new friends. Each time I do a workshop I learn more and I build on my skills.
On the last day we present our show to the parents and it makes me feel happy, excited and proud. Three words I would use to say what I think about ATYP is that it is fun, enjoyable and creative.