During Covid-19 lockdown, one of our ex-students and teaching assistants Ella Markey, has been creating and leading free online children’s parties to keep young ones entertained. Her amazingly creative and imaginative mind has been busy working on fun and interactive themed parties that include songs, dances, challenges and games. Over 3 weeks, Ella has delivered over a dozen free parties to approximately 150 children. And if that’s not enough, she has raised over £400 for NHS workers on a Just Giving donation page for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.

Starlight Stars are incredibly proud of Ella and equally grateful for all the time, dedication and enthusiasm she given to this lockdown project. Even her talented parents got involved with writing original music and appearing as special guests to give the parties that extra-special touch. We have been overwhelmed with the support from all the parents and children and so, we have decided to extend our parties out to little people who may have a birthday or special occasion coming up during lockdown and social-distancing. After all, a birthday is a birthday no matter what’s happening in the world. Please see our Online Children’s Parties page for more details.

Zara the Zookeeper with Leroy the Lion