Out of School Activities

SAM’s Online Summer Music Lessons

Remote music lessons via Zoom over the summer holidays – learn to play the guitar, drums, keyboard or to sing one-to-one from home!

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Dear parents, please find below some information about SAM Music Service’s online lessons taking place throughout the summer holidays.

The summer is an ideal time to learn an instrument, whether you already play or are looking to start! Lessons take place online via Zoom with devices such as laptop, tablet, iPad or smartphone, meaning your child can have lessons from the comfort of your home. The times are very flexible, don’t worry about commiting to a lesson every week if you are away at certain points.

You can book a one-off taster lesson if you would like to try before booking a block of lessons.

Lessons are affordable at £16.50 per 30 minute individual lesson, suitable for both children and adults.

Childcare vouchers are accepted!

To enquire, just complete the short enquiry box on SAM’s website, and they’ll be in touch soon..

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 Just Camps

Just Camps are running holiday activity sessions at Wykham Park Academy. Visit their website for more information: https://www.justcamps.co.uk/

Cherwell Theatre Company

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We are pleased to announce that we will be running two workshops this summer!
A Roald Dahl themed week for ages 7-12 and a Lockdown Murder Mystery for ages 13+.

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Things will be a little bit different this time compared to a normal ‘play in a week’. It will consist of a mixture of online sessions via zoom and completing tasks from a creative pack which will be delivered to your door!

The cost is £30 and bursary places are available.
To book your place, find out more information or chat through the schedule for the week then please email cherwelltheatreworkshops@gmail.com

Sunshine Centre now even better!

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We wanted to let all of our families know that the Sunshine Centre, which has been open since 1998, now has even better facilities!

They offer a one-stop service, with support including:

  • Courses & groups:  basic skills, family learning and parenting, plus support groups for survivors of domestic abuse
  • Antenatal & health visitors:  with weekly groups and drop in clinics
  • Stay & play sessions:  for parents/carers and under 5’s to explore activities together, meet others and share experiences
  • Baby groups:  a chance for parents and babies to attend groups like baby massage
  • Mini markets:  weekly markets selling baby equipment, toys, clothes, books and more

They aim to provide both practical help and emotional support and were rated Outstanding in all areas in their May 2019 OFSTED report.

Please contact them if you feel any of their services could be of help to you or if you would like to donate to their Mini markets.

Address:  Edmunds Road, Banbury, OX16 0PJ
Tel:  01295-276769
Email  community@sunshinecentre.org
Website  www.sunshinecentre.org

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