YOUNGSTERS can get the acting bug by going along to a series of drama classes organised by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure.
The Sparrows drama sessions, for five to eight year olds, are held at Woodfarm High School, between 10am and 11am on a Saturday. These classes are all about having fun with drama playing games, singing and creating performances.
The Starlings drama class, for nine to 12 year olds is more advanced, using drama performance to build confidence by learning new skills and making new friends. These sessions are also at Woodfarm High and are held on a Saturday between 11.30am and 1pm.
A brand new course for teenagers up to the age of 15 is being launched in Clarkston Hall, between 6.30pm and 8pm on a Monday, starting on October 30. The classes teach theatrical skills including movement, writing and improvisation and creating their own performances.
Anthony McReavy, chief executive of ERCL said: "The Play in a Week drama classes we run during the school holidays have proved to be very popular, so we thought we'd extend the drama sessions to term time. It's a great opportunity for youngsters to not only get a taste of theatre and performing, but it builds their self-confidence and they can learn other life skills."
See www.ercultureandleisure.org/CreativeChildren more information about these classes and call 0141 577 4956 to book your place.