October 4, 2023

From Sticky Notes to Centre Stage: The Unexpected Journey of Growth

Join us on a journey through the accidental invention that changed the world – the Post-it Note – and explore how embracing the unexpected, like enrolling your child in performing arts, can yield remarkable benefits!

Ever wondered if a tiny change could spark a revolution in your daily routine?

Let me take you back to a moment in the 3M laboratory that changed the course of office life forever.

Imagine a scientist, Spencer Silver, who was diligently working on creating an ultra-strong adhesive.

However, in a twist of fate, what he ended up with was quite the opposite— a weak adhesive that stuck lightly but could easily be removed without leaving any residue.

But what seemed like a failure turned out to be the beginning of something extraordinary.

Arthur Fry, another scientist at 3M, stumbled upon Spencer’s ‘failure’ and realised its potential in an entirely unexpected way.

What if this light adhesive could be the solution to a common problem he faced—bookmarks falling out of his choir hymnal? In a moment of creative insight, Arthur saw the possibilities. And so, the first Post-it Note was born.

This accidental invention became a quiet revolution, a simple yet brilliant idea that soon found its way into every office, home, and creative space around the world. A tale of innovation sparked by a small change, forever altering how we organise our thoughts and ideas.

It’s a testament to the unexpected places from which innovation can spring. This got me thinking about how embracing the unexpected, even in the activities we choose for our children, can have remarkable, often hidden, benefits.

Trying a new extracurricular activity, perhaps something as creative and diverse as performing arts, could have untold benefits for your child.

You see, just like that accidental adhesive, sometimes stepping into the unknown can create a profound impact. Whether it’s dancing, acting, or playing an instrument, engaging in performing arts can unlock a world of self-expression, confidence, and adaptability for your child.

Theatretrain provides professional training in the performing arts, offering a comprehensive curriculum that includes weekly classes in singing, dance, and drama. The beauty of our program lies in the annual performances held in renowned venues, be it local professional theatres, the illustrious West End, or even the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

But it doesn’t end there, we also offer young talents opportunities to collaborate with reputable agencies, opening doors to TV, film, and theatre projects.

Ready to set the stage for your child’s artistic journey? Explore Theatretrain and discover the magic of performing arts! 🌟

Theatretrain, a nationwide provider of weekend theatre schools for young people aged 4-18, specialises in weekly classes in acting, singing, and dancing. An emphasis is placed on learning valuable life skills such as confidence, empathy, courage, and resilience. If you know a child who loves to dance, act and sing or could do with a little confidence boost why not visit to find out what our performing arts classes can offer your child at one of our 80 locations across the UK.

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