STARCAMP Summer Camp children to release “A SONG FOR CHILDLINE”

STARCAMPPerforming Arts Network is living by it’s core ethos and defying all negativity while going from strength to strength. They are about to run almost 100 eagerly anticipated Summer Camps nationwidewhich are open to all boys & girls aged 4-12 of all levels of ability. This summer, there is a golden opportunity for one child from each camp, as theyshall be selected to sing on this eagerly anticipated single which will be recorded and released later in the year for Childline on their 25th Anniversary.

STARCAMP is Ireland’s leading children’s performing network, it has been running award-winning Summer camps nationwide for the past eight years, their 2013 summer camps are about to kick off next Monday July 1st across the country. They have a renowned core ethos of building children’s self-esteem and confidence. This year they are proud to be supporting CHILDLINE on their 25th anniversary by releasing “A SONG FOR CHILDLINE” with proceeds going to this worthy cause.

“The reason for STARCAMP’s inception day one was to make children feel fantastic about themselves – to create a place where children can go to forget themselves, where they will be praised and nurtured through the creative arts” explains Aideen O’Grady – STARCAMP founder. “My core belief is that every child has the right to feel good about themselves and each should be taught to believe in themselves. Unfortunately and very sadly however, this is not how it is in the world that we live in. Children have to deal with all sorts of issues and problems from mental and physical abuse to bullying and just feeling down due to home and family situations. This is why we need Childline. In 2012, they received 771,301 calls from children and young people.  Due to a lack of funding, they were only able to answer 510,003 of those calls. That’s one in three unanswered calls, they are missing 800 voices a day – frightening.” continues Aideen. “We really do hope to create further awareness of this service. It is also a good thing for children to be aware of the fact that other children may be going through a tough time”.

The extremely popular week long camps are open to ALL boys and girls in primary school with all levels of ability and there is a hugely exciting, fun filled week lined up to include singing, dancing, acting, game playing, movie scenes, hip-hop, practising audition technique in fun ways, doing weather reports and so much more with a grand finale performance for all to come and see on the Friday afternoon. This is definitely a week not to be missed and one that will make a difference to your child.

The opportunityto sing on “A Song for Childline” is open to all Starcampers, on what is believed will be a chart hit – it is beyond exciting and what dreams are made of for many children. The selected singers will not be chosen solely on their vocal ability, but on their efforts and overall contribution to the camp. This year as Childline celebrate 25 years of “listening” to children,this will be the theme of the chosen song.

Earlier this year, STARCAMP owner Aideen O’Grady was successful in luring the attention of a number of Dragons in the current series of DRAGON’S DEN and successfully secured backing. Aideen decided to enter the Den prior to launching their successful Children’s Party business and Franchised Stage Schools. She has since been made a regular panellist on TV3’s Midday Show and has contributed to many radio shows.

The cost for the Summer Camp is €90 per child, €150 for 2 siblings or 2 camps and €200 for 3 siblings. Each child that attends will receive a free Starcamp t-shirt and certificate.You can book your child’s summer camp or party now at or by calling 021-4377900.

“A Song for Childline” will be recorded in the months following the camps and released later in the year. There are several ways for children and teens up to 18 years of age toget in touch with them – there is a telephone service, an online service and a mobile service. Childline and Childline Online are open every day. You can contact Childline’s phone service 24 hours a day on 1800 666 666. You can talk to Childline Online live at where aone to one service is available or if you prefer to text, you can contact the live Teentxt service by texting the word “Talk” to 50101whilch is open from 10am – 10pm daily. At Childline they try to empower, support, and protect young people. Services are all free and confidential.Calls or texts are not traced and IP addresses are not visible. Children and teenagers talk about a lot of different things. You don’t have to have a problem to get in touch. They don’t give out to you or tell you what to do. They help you figure out your own solutions and arethere to listen.



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