Chloe, my daughter has been a member of Delta for over five years . She was and still is a member of our local amateur dramatics society but wanted the challenge of joining an established organisation to develop her passion further . During the first few years Chloe attended the Friday night class and gained experience in dance, drama and singing and performed in many shows Bugsy Malone being my personal favourite . The Btec qualification was put forward and an opening evening we attended . From that point Chloe has never looked back. BTEC is a great idea, to gain a well recognised qualification for a hobbie your son/daughter loves . The course has been well structured and the motivation and passion of the BTEC teachers is what makes the course.The students have performed several shows over the past eighteen months, which as parents makes you very proud of what they have achieved. No matter what career path your son and daughter takes this qualification is a good base for all walks of life. The confidence that my daughter has gained from these classes has been invaluable. Team work, working independently, deadlines, advertising, photography and time management are some of the valuable skills she has developed as well as the drama, singing and dancing. On a personal level I love picking my daughter up from after the lessons where she is still singing in the car . Never have that response from school so I think that says it all.
Great course, great teachers , well recognised qualification !!!!
Ewan has always enjoyed performing so the BTech course is ideal for him. Although he is gaining GCSE equivalent qualifications, it certainly doesn't feel like school to him. Going up to Delta for an extra evening is just more of something he really enjoys. We don't have to nag him to do his homework for BTEC - if only the same were true for his schoolwork!! He has learnt lots about the production side of performing arts, different periods in drama and has developed other skills that will be useful to him in the future such as carrying out research and producing powerpoint presentations of the information that he has found. Whether he follows a performing arts career or not in the future, he has developed useful skills and can demonstrate the willingness to study in his own time, which should hopefully help him in what ever he decided to do.
Marge Everall (parent)
The BTEC course has provided my daughter not only with a wealth of knowledge but also skills in organisation, research techniques and extended writing. Beth’s confidence throughout the course has grown and she has enjoyed every aspect; particularly the fun and laughter with her fellow peers. The course provides a great insight into the world of performing arts and gave Beth a chance to excel in her particular interest which was scripted acting throughout the generations. The shows, theatre trips and varying teaching styles ensure invaluable experience and motivation. I would highly recommend this course.
Carole Griffiths & Bethan Williams (parent and pupil)
Delta for my daughter Olivia has seen her journey from shy seven year old to 18 year old university student. Active in both her theatre and dance societies she is still performing alongside her academic studies. Joining Delta started when as a young child she wanted to try the performing arts. Having the opportunity to develop skills in dance, acting and singing offered her chances to explore so many avenues of performance. She has particularly loved the drama aspects including competitive festivals, solo pieces and in later years a chance through Delta Associates to perform in gritty and challenging plays. Along the way Olivia has made lasting Delta friendships, had endless fun and learnt so much. The group of close friends she made socialised outside of Delta often meeting for meals, coffees and to plan social outings. One memorable time they all dressed as nuns went to see the stage version of Sound of Music and impressed the star Connie Fisher with their enthusiasm. The staff at Delta always encourage the children whatever their capabilities to shine and feel special. The combination of shows, exams and competitions allows them to achieve. The fun, closeness of friends and staff creates a sense of shared excitement which allows them to grow. Olivia can’t imagine her life without having joined Delta. For me as a parent Delta is not about preparing every child for a theatrical career although, there will be those who do take this path but, providing them with the confidence and skills that allow them to shine whatever life choices they make. Joining Delta has provided Olivia with lasting childhood memories and experiences which she is now taking with her as she embarks on the next stages of her life. As a parent I would highly recommend Delta and hope your child will get as much from it as my daughter.
Helen Petie (parent)
My daughter Bethan attended Delta for 8 years from age 10 to 18. Without any doubt it was an invaluable experience for her and a pivotal influence on her development. The support given to her by all the teachers at Delta both encouraged her in terms of confidence but also taught her just how important it is to persevere in building skills even when she found it difficult. She had great fun taking part in all the various productions but she also learnt how important it was to organize her time so that she was able to fulfill the demands being made of her. I have no doubts at all that because of this she was better able to manage her various school commitments effectively. Probably the most important aspect of Delta for Bethan was the wonderful circle of friends with whom she still keeps in contact. Delta gave Bethan a real love of performance, whether it was drama, singing or dance. Even now, at university she continues to develop all three of these skills for the pleasure they give her. Delta has given Bethan a gift she will enjoy for the rest of her life.
Sheila McCann (parent)