Pictured: Pupils at Sir Herbert Leon Academy taking part in the MK Theatre dance club
Milton Keynes City Council is funding a new club in the Lakes Estate to connect young people at Sir Herbert Leon Academy with dance and theatre professionals.
Run by MK Theatre, the weekly after-school dance club is open to young people between the ages of 11 to 16 who attend the school. They will also have access to further opportunities with the theatre such as backstage tours, industry career talks, chances to perform in community events and further workshops from visiting companies.
The funding for the initiative comes from the City Council’s Lakes Clubs, which enables residents, community groups and organisations such as schools to run social activities and clubs that benefit the community.
The City Council has set aside more than £150,000 to extend the popular programme, and to fund a new Fullers Clubs scheme in Fullers Slade. Both estates have been allocated a maximum of £85,000 each to fund activities throughout the year, which could range from entertainment or skills classes to sports and physical activities.
Milton Keynes City Council is encouraging local people to come forward with suggestions for potential clubs, so they can help shape the programme. Residents, organisations, and businesses will then receive funding to deliver the clubs throughout the year.
You can learn more about the clubs via the links below.