Pamper Indulge and Give Ltd work with young people teaching them about health, wellbeing and fitness and this project focused on the fitness aspect of it. We have been working with local Croydon schools, Winterbourne Junior Girls School and Winterbourne Boys Academy. Our Showcase Extravaganza with Zumba Instructors Leeann and Daniel was held at Stanley Halls in December 2018 and our objective was to give these young people a better chance of life, become fitter and learning and taking the next step to doing something that will help them achieve their goals while having fun doing so. We wanted to make them feel confident, believe in themselves and know that nothing is impossible!
This event involved the local community with Croydon’s Well Versed Ink 15 year old poet Zhanai Wallace, Leah Devereux-Mckenzie who is a 12 year old dancer and Ash “Remedy" Roye a saxophonist who graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Music Relief. The Worshipful Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Berrnadette Khan, attended to celebrate and reward our young people.
The Winterbourne Junior Girls and Winterbourne Boys Academy showed off the new Zumba skills they had learnt over the weeks leading up to the Showcase Extravaganza. They were little superstars and even their proud Head Teachers’ told us so. Winterbourne Boys Academy Head Teacher, Mrs Peart states “It was a beautiful event and a lot of thought had gone into it. It showed that these children are valued and we all want them to do well. The pupils taking part in the project from WBA were from disadvantaged backgrounds and many won’t have had the experience of performing in such a fantastic venue before. The focus was on the children and it has boosted their self esteem”.
Mrs Peart states that her highlight was “To watch our boys perform with such energy and enthusiasm, really putting their all into it. The masks provided them with a kind of ‘protection’ that led to them really performing to their very best and taking away some of their inhibitions. An excellent project that the boys loved and have developed self-confidence and a love of movement from. They are inspired to lead healthy and active lives.”
Winterbourne Junior Girls Head Teacher, Mrs Berkeley-Agyepong had nothing but praise for this project also, “This was an excellent experience – taught the girls resilience and aided in them acquiring GRIT. The pupils were so well coached that they were confident, which added to their enjoyment of the experience.” Mrs Berkeley-Agyepong stated her highlight was “The girls of Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School were showcased for their talent and ability. I was very proud of all that was accomplished.”