The workshops that really work ata MTA Academy

STUDENTS at the MTA summer workshop. Now there's another workshop on the way this October
STUDENTS at the MTA summer workshop. Now there's another workshop on the way this October

AN academy’s summer workshops were such a success that more are on the way.

The MTA academy, in Park Road, Hartlepool, which is run by Toni Parker-Harvey, held 13 sessions of summer fun where children got to enjoy singing, dance, drama, games and crafts.

More than 80 children turned up, and Toni said: “They have been a huge success. There will have been 13 sessions across five weeks for the summer holiday.

“It’s been great having lots of new faces in the workshops and I know all of the children have made lots of new friends.

“I have already been asked about the October holiday workshops as it’s not only fun and educational for the children but affordable for parents as there are discounts offered for families and block bookings.

“I’m really looking forward to the October workshops.”

The sessions will run from October 27 to October 31, and Toni said: “I am planning a Halloween theme on the last day. Workshops are open to everyone and all ages.”

Toni, 26, runs MTA which stands for Miss Toni’s Academy, and now has more than 70 students on her books.

Toni has been teaching singing and performing arts for 10 years. This has already been a huge 12 months for MTA which celebrated its first birthday earlier this year.

Twenty four members from MTA took part in the ChildLine Talent Show, which was held in Alnwick, in Northumberland. The event was held to raise awareness of the work of the NSPCC and ChildLine – but also to give children the chance to compete.

They battled it out in three categories, with the best in each section winning the chance to perform a spot at a gala dinner which is due to be held next month.

And it was the MTA performing arts class, which got through to the gala event called Gala in the Garden.