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Polka Theatre - what they've been up to during lockdown

June 3, 2020
Member News
Caroline at Merton Chamber

Polka Theatre are a registered charity who provide creative activities and support for families, teachers and vulnerable children.

Children are amongst those hit hardest by lockdown and the impact of Covid 19. For some the stress, anxiety and isolation can be overwhelming. Now more than ever children need access to creative experiences which help them to combat loneliness, and navigate their ever changing world.

Covid 19 has dealt Polka a significant blow. They need your help to continue supporting children, their teachers and families at a time when they need it most.

Since the lockdown started Polka Theatre have:

Launched Polka Online, a treasure trove of free creative activities, storytelling, live workshops and more.

Adapted their support programmes for at-risk children so everyone can still take part regardless of their personal barriers e.g. no internet access.

Stayed in touch with vulnerable members of the community

Moved their intergenerational choir online this summer! So everyone from babies to grandparents can still enjoy singing together, even while they are apart.

Created a strategy to support children once lockdown ends

For more information visit PolkaTheatre.com

Responses to Polka Theatre’s lockdown activities:

Words can’t express how much my daughter loves the Drama Workshops that you’ve created! 🎭 ❤️ Much appreciated by us both.

Just beautiful. Cheered me up and made me smile ❤

I have to teach Drama remotely to years 2-6, a task that is nigh on impossible with the very small ones and your classes have been a godsend… I wish you could see them, they are loving the stories and the workshops. If you had seen the little bear puppet videos I got your heart would melt, they’re amazing. It is so lovely to see the children’s imaginations being fired up in these difficult circumstances

For more information about Polka’s community work please contact: Gwen Hanauer, Events and Campaigns Officer: gwen@polkatheatre.com.

Polka Theatre is a registered charity no. 256979.