SLP Newsletter (December - 2020)(v4) - Flipbook - Page 6
We won’t let Covid stop us!
First the Star Awards, then the Family Fireworks and more
recently, Marvellous Minds – all SLP trust-wide events
that we have had to cancel due to Covid restrictions.
Next in our portfolio should be the SLP Superstar
Showcase. 2021 would mark its third year and see
children audition and perform at the Civic Hall to
a packed-out audience of family and friends.
Sadly, the Civic Hall like so many other entertainment
venues, remains closed and so we do not envisage holding
the SLP Showcase in the way we normally would.
Good (ish) news! At the point of writing, we are working
hard to create an alternative version so that we do not
have to cancel the initiative altogether.
Whilst more information will follow in the new year,
we envisage children still being given the opportunity to
audition at school within their bubbles as they normally
would. Those successful will then, in some way, perform
on stage, be that at the theatre or at their school. From
here we are working on creating a virtual show of all
We are working with staff both in our schools and at
Stanley Town Council to come up with a safe solution
that means children can still experience as much of the
Showcase as we can possibly create.
Mark Stewart, Stanley Learning Partnership’s CEO said:
"The children have missed out on so many
extra-curricular activities throughout 2020 so if
there is any w ay w e can create the SLP Superstars
Showcase in some w ay, shape or form, w e w ill.
We are w orking hard to identify the safest w ay w e
can do this, whilst maintaining the fun and opportunities
the initiative gives the children."
So, with this in mind, if your little one is hoping to take
part in the SLP Superstars Showcase 2021 then the
Christmas holidays is the perfect time to begin rehearsing
their act as only the best of the best will take part.
Watch this space....