Author Archives: Emma Hobday

Balancing Screen Time

In today’s digital age, screens are an inescapable part of children’s lives and devices can offer many educational and recreational benefits. However, excessive screen time can lead to negative effects on children’s physical health, mental well-being, and their social skills. According to a report by Common Sense Media1, children under 8 years old spend an […]

Mighty Minis – How Drama Supports Developmental Success

It’s never too early to introduce your little one to the joys of drama and for early years and it’s about so much more than learning the perfect performance technique. Drama offers a plethora of developmental, educational, and emotional benefits that can shape a child in remarkable ways. Literacy Skills: Script reading, storytelling, and dramatic […]

The Ho Ho Ho Montage Show We are overjoyed to share the success of students in our recent Christmas show, the Ho Ho Ho Montage Show! Students from our Saturday School took to the stage to tell the heart-warming tale of mischievous Elves on a mission to find a present for Father Christmas, a play […]

Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023

We’re delighted to share that we’ve reached our fundraising target for the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2023. Lewisham is one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK with few free or heavily subsidised high-quality activities for children to mitigate socioeconomic disadvantage; proven to lead to disenfranchisement, poor educational attainment, lack of social and employable […]

The Big Christmas Give

For the third year running, Montage is delighted to be part of the #ChristmasChallenge to raise £10,000 as part of the Big Give. This funds our bursary and concession programmes, helping children and young people access the arts. All donations we receive between Tuesday 27th November and Tuesday 4th December will be doubled by the […]