About Alison Riddiford

Owner of AliCaT

Show Weekend!

It’s been an extraordinary weekend of shows for the Foundation classes and what amazing performances they gave.  Thank you to all who came to support the children and sharing your lovely feedback! A huge personal thank you also to my fabulous team who make this theatre experience the best!!

Ali x

Drawing courtesy of Freddie, one fabulous ‘Litter Muncher’!

The Litter Muncher

‘SET PREPARATIONS’

Final stages of the set… a very busy weekend of preparations.  The ‘flagstones’ are designed to help children with spatial awareness.

Please support this complete theatre experience for children.  Our job as educators is to teach and nurture life skills that will give children the tools to succeed in life…Tickets still available! Contact us!

Let the festivities begin!

Thank you to all the lovely children and families who have made Terms 1 and 2 at AliCaT a fun place to be.  We have built some wonderful relationships and we’re very excited for the year ahead!  Enjoy the break everyone and see you all soon…Ali and Susie x   Semester 2 (Terms 3 and 4) begins week commencing January 7th 2019.  

 

Grandpa AliCaT & Stories!

The children have been very busy creating wonderful story corners with the exciting resources we have found hidden in our theatre!  We’ve created a spiders web, had a picnic on the moon and even gone on a ghost hunt!…Take a look!

We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt by Marcia Vaughan

Incy Wincy Spider by Keith Chapman & Jack Tickle

Whatever Next by Jill Murphy

Pre School Story time at AliCaT!

“Scaredy-Cat, Splat!” by Rob Scotton (bestselling author of SPLAT THE CAT, LOVE SPLAT, AND MERRY CHRISTMAS, SPLAT!)

It’s Halloween and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class.  Unfortunately he’s just too much of a scaredy-cat.  He’s afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary.  But when the lights go back on after a ghost story in the dark, the entire class is scared silly by a small, black, furry creature with a big pumpkin head…who can it be?

New term begins! 2018

Welcome back to AliCaT.  I hope you have all had a wonderful summer break full of fun and activities.  Our new term starts on Monday 10th September 2018.  During the break, I have been researching and planning all the projects we will be working on this year.  I am excited to start.  I hope this year is full of creativity, fun, laughter and lots of learning and developing.  That includes me!

Look forward to seeing you all very soon…Best wishes Ali x

 

A FREE THEATRE EVENT!

Please come along (FREE OF CHARGE) to the Junior AliCaT Summer School end of week performance at Backwell Playhouse…The kids have been working so hard on developing a story on how theatre evolved, in a very creative way!…You never know you may even learn something!

Details: Friday 3rd August, 2018, 4pm start @ Backwell Playhouse, Mariner’s Drive, Backwell BS48 3HT

PLEASE SUPPORT THEATRE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN.  I truly believe it can make a difference in self confidence and life skills that we all need to make us well rounded human beings.

PLUS…they are a GREAT bunch of kids!!

Ali x