We are proud at SRWA to offer our students an unrivalled Performing Arts provision giving them many varied performance opportunities alongside teaching them highly transferable skills including confidence, communication and team work.
The Performing Arts team provide numerous opportunities throughout the year for students to participate in music, dance and theatrical productions.
A key feature of the department’s success is the phenomenal number of students who opt to join in at all ages, with year 7 students working side-by-side with older students to produce excellent creative works.
Some of the regular fixtures in the Performing Arts calendar are:
Performing Arts tour
Annually at the end of the summer term we take 60 students to Germany to perform music, dance and drama in a whole range of different venues working together with local students.
We work with around 100 primary school children to produce a big musical at the Pier Pavilion in March each year. Recent productions include Beauty and the Beast and Godspell.
We organise a summer festival at which we stage a full-scale show, showcase local bands and get community groups together.
Community collaborations and performances
Throughout the year the music team is involved in a whole host of community ventures.
A celebration of dance staged in our theatre.
A big show involving students across all year groups.
National Theatre Connections
We take part in this prestigious festival run by the National Theatre in London, culminating in a performance on a professional stage.
A showcase of music, dance and drama with a Christmas feel for all the family.
There are also many opportunities for students to learn an instrument and play music in a group.
For students from year 4-6 in our local primary schools, and students from year 7+ who attend SRWA. Every Saturday morning during term time, students can learn to play a musical instrument, no previous experience is necessary.
Junior Band Ukulele Group and Choir
Within the Junior Band rehearsal on a Saturday, we run a Ukulele Group and Choir, so students can choose to develop their skills on another instrument or vocally.
Orchestra and String Group
The academy orchestra is open to all students at the academy who play an orchestral instrument. Our main performance is at Christmas with a carol service in the community.
For any further details on Performing Arts please contact:
Ms A Venn Learning leader for Performing Arts