In & Outside School

  

The Wakefield Mysteries Performance


Following three drama workshops with the Wakefield Theatre Group, some of our Year 10 students spent two days during half term working in Wakefield Cathedral.


The students worked alongside two other schools from the Wakefield area to perform a series of Bible stories with a modern Yorkshire twist.  They were coached by Director-Andrew Loretto, Writer-Nick Lane and Musical Director-Tristan Parkes.  The final performance was held in the Cathedral in front of an audience of parents, invited guests and the Mayor of Wakefield.


The students all enjoyed the experience, as did the audience.


Well done to : Sophie Lockett, Haley Martin, Wendy Westmoreland, Grace O'Brien and Lizzie Marris.

 

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Photographs courtesy of  Amy Charles Media

 

Videos of the students working can be found here -

The Hub Sessions

https://vimeo.com/120521061

 

The Performance

https://vimeo.com/120521657

 

Community Drama

 

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Year 9 Drama on Surrealism!

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PCSO Training

A group of Year 9 and 10 Drama students are helping trainee PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) by engaging in role play with them. They have to pretend to break the law in a variety of creative ways. We have been doing this project for several years now and it is still a firm favourite with our students. The event takes place at the Police Training School in Wakefield.

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A visit from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Yr11 GCSE Dance students took part in a Contemporary technique and performance workshop, delivered by Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Six students were then selected on the day to audition for the prestigious 'Yorkshire Young Dancers Scheme', where they are given the opportunity to train with the school three times a week and work with a range of professional dancers. The six students selected were; Charlotte Potter, Leah Champagnie, Kate Addy, Tiegan Rubery, Rhianna Watson and Jessica Hepworth.

There are only thirty places available in the whole of Yorkshire and auditions take place from February 2014... Watch this space!!

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Performing at the hospice June 18th 2013.

This week the performing arts department made another visit to the Prince of Wales Hospice. These visits are now a regular occurrence and once again both residents and day patients were delighted by the standard of the performance given by the visiting students.

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Performing at the Hospice.

On Tuesday February 12th the Performing Arts Department entertained residents at the Prince of Wales Hospice to an afternoon of music, dance and drama. This was the fourth such concert that the school has produced over the last couple of years and it was watched by a very appreciative audience.

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Performing Arts at the Hospice

A group of learners made a second visit to the Prince of Wales Hospice to perform a programme of music, dance and drama for in-patients and out-patients that use the centre. The performance was very well received and the learners also got a great deal from the experience, as, for many, this was their first visit to the hospice. Below is a slide show of the acts plus one volunteer who entertained everybody during the interval.

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Training Police Community Support Officers

On October 13th, twelve Year 11 learners were invited for the second time to assist with the training of PCSOs at their Wakefield base. This involves the learners pretending to commit crimes or public nuisance offences which the trainee PCSOs have to respond to.The trainees are watched at all times by their trainers and told afterwards whether or not they acted in the right way. It is an exercise which is enjoyable but hard work for our learners as they have to keep their focus for two hours whilst repeating the same scenarios over and over again. We received a letter of commendation after the event which praised the learners and invited them back for what will be their third and final visit in December. This has been, and hopefully will continue to be, a great exercise in Citizenship as so far,over the last three years, ours is the only school that has been asked to participate in this event.

Wakefield Theatre Royal Partnership

The Performing Arts department are delighted to learn that we are forging a partnership with Wakefield Theatre Royal which will commence very shortly. Staff associated with the theatre will be running a music, drama and dance stage school on Saturdays and we are privileged to be in receipt of six bursaries for our learners.

Dancing Success

Charlotte Burton and Kelly Walsh, who have just left us, have both gained a place with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Northern Ballet, (as part of the Yorkshire Young Dancer's Scheme).
There were only twenty places available in the whole country and potential learners can audition by invitation only. Students face rigorous auditions and an interview process, with hundreds of young people between 16-19 applying.
This is another outstanding achievement from Yr11 2011 and one of which the Performing Arts department are very proud!
 
 
 

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