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Holiday Clubs

Wizards & Witches Club

For kids 8 - 11 years
3-day club Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
10-3.00 pm - Coming Summer 2024

Embark on a magical adventure this holiday with My Helm CIC’s enchanting Wizards and Witches Holiday Club! 🧙‍♂️✨ Calling all aspiring sorcerers, spellcasters, and magical enthusiasts — this spellbinding experience is tailor-made for you! Our holiday club is a cauldron of fun, where young wizards and witches can unleash their creativity, learn the art of potion-making, and master the secrets of spellcasting. From magical quests to captivating classes, our program is designed to captivate minds and ignite imaginations. Don’t miss out on the chance to join the mystical festivities! Parents, register your interest now by clicking the link below and let the magic begin! 🌟🔮 Hurry, limited spots are available for this extraordinary journey into the world of wizardry! 🧙‍♀️🏰 #MyHelmMagic #WizardsAndWitchesHolidayClub #SpellbindingAdventure 

Please note: when registering for the club you want to attend. You will then receive an email requesting payment in full and further details about the session and content.

Date: Tuesday 2nd, 10 am to 3.15 pm

Wednesday 3rd,  10 am to 3.15 pm

 Thursday  4th,  10 am to 3.15 pm

Capacity: 15 children

Age 8 – 11 years

Price: £120.50 

The price covers the full 3 days holiday club.

 

Schedule 

 

Tuesday

10.00 am:  Witches & Wizards Welcome!

Welcome to the Wizarding Academy by our Headmaster. An activity of personalities and preferences and sorting into the four houses! Collecting your robe.

10.30 am:  Wizards Duelling

Our duelling master teaches you how to duel with swords, for those odd occasions, your wand is not to hand!

*Introduction and safety briefing followed by how to use a mediaeval weapon with control and beginner team games.

12.00pm: Lunchio! 

12.30pm: Wand Creation & Pet Building

Pick your wands core, be it phoenix feather, dragon heart string or unicorn hair! Ponder your design and build a bespoke magic wand! Also, create your magical pet from a pebble base – will you make a rat, a frog or an owl?

2.15 pm: Death Eater deduction game

Can we deduce who the deatheaters in our midst are? Will they recruit more to the cause? Can we identify them and ship them to Azkaban?!

 

Wednesday

10.00 am: Magical Assembly 

Settle in as our headmaster introduces you to the days activities.

10.20am:  Wizards Duelling

Our duelling master teaches you how to duel with swords, for those odd occasions your wand is not to hand!

Basic techniques including attacks and parries followed by a range of intermediate team games.

12.00 pm: Lunchio! 

12.30pm: Magical Maps & Wanted Posters & Barmy Badges

Create and label a magical map. Label it carefully. Can we show hidden secrets using invisible ink and code?! Create wanted posters as escapees from Azkaban, assemble the test and use your angriest image!  Also, create your own badges to adorn your robes. Maybe use your house colours, be inspired by your pet or simply write ‘Potter Stinks’! 

2.30 pm: Magic spell duelling

Use our custom-made spell cards to create spells and outcomes. What will happen to your duelling partner?

* Understanding distance including footwork followed by more complex and freeform team games.

 

Thursday

10.00 am: Wizards Duelling

Our duelling master teaches you how to duel with swords, for those odd occasions, your wand is not to hand!

*Understanding distance including footwork followed by more complex and freeform team games.

11.30 am:  Making Magic

Learn magic tricks from our grand wizard. Can you master the old magical ways?!

12.15 pm: Lunchio! 

12.45pm: Potions & Potter Lego!

Create your little potion. What is its effect?! Label and seal it – we don’t want it leaking its magic!

Build your Hogwarts house mosaic, or can we build any of the Hogwarts classes – or maybe Hogwarts itself?

2.30 pm: Graduation

You and your family are cordially invited to our ceremony to receive your certificate as a qualified wizard or witch. Collect your pets, potions, maps and more…

 

Band Club

For Teens 11 - 16 years 3-day club Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10-3.00 pm - Coming summer 2024

🌟 Calling all budding music artists!🌟

“Embark on a musical workshop as we delve into the fundamental elements of music—harmony, melody, chords, rhythm, and structure. Led by Max, an experienced musician and teacher, each session focuses on breaking down these components, encouraging creativity, and providing the tools to write, play, and understand music. Through interactive games and activities, participants will step out of their comfort zones, fostering self-confidence and expanding their musical knowledge.

With a rich background in various genres, Max not only helps participants leverage existing musical knowledge but also explores the interdisciplinary connections between music and subjects like drama. This hands-on experience encompasses instrument demonstrations and group activities, making it accessible for all skill levels. Whether you’re new to music, or more experienced, join us for a workshop filled with collaborative creativity, self-expression, and the pure joy of making music. Regardless of your background, this workshop invites everyone to uncover the enchantment within the notes and beats.”

* Materials required by students to bring in: 

You are invited to bring an instrument and any leads and pickups required for amplification

Date: Tuesday 2nd, 10 am to 3.15 pm

  Wednesday 3rd,  10 am to 3.15 pm

Thursday  4th,  10 am to 3.15 pm

Capacity: 15 children

Age 11 – 16 years

Price: £127.50 

The price covers the full 3 days holiday clubs

Please note: when registering the club you want to attend. You will then receive an email requesting payment in full and further details about the session and content.

 

Schedule 

 

Tuesday 

10 am: Welcome and Warm-up

 Start the day by getting your hands moving, ready for a day of creativity 

10.30 am: Introduce song – Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

The first song of the day is an early nineties classic, simple enough for beginners, iconic enough to twist and shape into something unique and exciting.

10.45 am: Let’s learn the chords, riff and structure

Breaking down the parts is key to learning a song quickly and efficiently, taking it section by section until the entire track is complete. 

11.45 am: Putting it all together

The fun bit! Building and combining the blueprints, hearing it all come together.

12pm: Lunch

12.30 pm: Introduce song – Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Another naughties classic, and one with an almost instantly recognisable hook. This song is all about layering and working well as a team/band. 

12.45 pm: Chords, riff, and structure

Same as before, chunk by chunk, so we can easily consolidate it later. 

2.30 pm: Putting out own spin on existing music

Anyone can learn to play a song exactly how it was recorded, the real skill comes in making it your own. 

Wednesday  (Original Music)

10 am: Welcome and warm-up, expanding on Tuesday exercises and preparing for songwriting

A warm-up is essential to get your extremities working and avoid cramping so we will be learning a range of useful techniques to get the blood pumping. 

10.30 am: Pooling our influences

A big listening party, is essential to figuring out what sort of song we want to write and formulating our original idea.

11 am: Laying the foundations

Working as we did before, section by section, part by part, we start to flesh out the song, adding chords, guitar riffs, verses, a chorus and more

12pm Lunch 

12.30 pm: Chords, harmony and layering 

Let’s finalize the track. Has it got everything we want it to have? Can we take our basic idea and make it more unique?

2 pm: Finishing the backing track

Practice makes perfect, and allows creativity to thrive. It’s time to rehearse and neaten up the track ready for tomorrow 

Thursday 

10am: Welcome and warm-up: coming up with our own warm-up exercises

You can’t forget a warm-up you wrote yourself. We try our hand at writing warm-ups and exercises. 

10.30 am: A crash course in lyric writing

What goes into a well-written lyric? We find out the tips and tricks when it comes to rhyme and melody

11 pm: Roughing out the lyrics and deciding on a theme

Deciding on what to write a song about is one of the hardest parts of the entire process but there are ways to make this much easier. We’ll look at some classics, diving into the backstory of songs to find their deeper meaning. 

12pm: Lunch

12.30 pm: Refining our lyrics 

The final hurdle, adding those finishing touches to our lyrics and making sure that every line counts.

2pm: Finalizing the arrangement

The last step in our creative process, combining music and lyrics, adding that all-important polish to leave us with our finished product; A SONG!

2.30 pm: The final performance

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