Podcast: Why a Balanced Education Matters!

The School Show podcast returns with a look at all things extra-curricular. Our host, Jenny Mollon interviews Lisa Scott Lee of the pop group STEPS and Dubai Performing Arts and the international rugby player and coach, Apollo Perelini to find out why a broad and balanced education is vital to our children’s success.
Podcast: Why a Balanced Education Matters!
By Jenny Mollon
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The Covid19 pandemic has meant that in many schools, children have spent the past year focused mostly on core academic subjects. For this latest episode of The School Show podcast, we invited Lisa Scott Lee of the pop group STEPS and performing arts school DPA, along with international rugby player and coach Apollo Perelini of the Apollo Perelini Rugby Skills Academy to discuss why children need an education that is both broad and balanced to prime them for success.


The Apollo Perelini Rugby Skills Academy in action

In this Podcast we also talked to Adam Long, co-founder of the unique Original Mix DJs,

Tune in to hear Lisa and Apollo discuss;

  • How sports and performing arts enhance our children’s education
  • Whether all children take part in some form of extra-curricular activity
  • How to encourage children who are reluctant or shy to take part in extra-curricular activities
  • The routes into professional sporting and performing arts careers for children in the UAE
  • The impact of Covid19 on competitive sports and performing arts in schools
  • What parents should do when children want to ‘drop out’ of extra-curricular activities
  • Do sports or performing arts take time and effort away from the core academic subjects?


The students of Dubai Performing Arts

Later in The School Show, Adam Long, discussed how his brand-new DJ school for children offers both a unique curriculum and exciting new skill set!


Lisa and her STEPS bandmates!

The School Show will return in two weeks with more great guests and education chat. We would love to know who you would like to hear from when it comes to education, and which topics you would like us to discuss! Drop us a line and let us know on editor@whichschooladvisor.com.

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