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A Performing Arts College
The school became a Specialist School in the Performing Arts in 2003. Since that time growing numbers of young people have been discovering the value of the arts in their lives. Productions are put on each term, there is an annual dance festival and concerts, cabarets and musical extravaganzas illuminate the school year.
The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the largest youth Drama festival in the UK, allowing young people to unlock their potential on stage at professional theatres and we are honoured to have been invited to take part in this year’s event.
On 17th November 16 Year 8 students performed their 30 minute version of ’Twelfth Night’ to a sold out Tobacco Factory theatre. The students were performing as part of the ‘Shakespeare School’s Festival’ – a national festival celebrating the best school productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Chew’s cast was amongst some of the youngest and were commended for the clarity of performance and the confidence they exuded. Pupils involved included: Jake Benfield, Chrissie Francombe, Coni Thorne, Cam Wiltshire, Chloe Hillier, Rosie Pope, Beth Sydenham, Ella Spencer, Gabriella Kemp, Conni Tinmouth, Helen Merriot, Joe Thompson-Smith, Tom Stone, Jamie Harvey and Molly York. The students would like to thank Director Mrs Currie and Head of Performing Arts Mr Conway.
Peripatetic Music Lessons
There are two hundred and fifty pupils currently registered for peripatetic music lessons in the school. We believe that the creative and performing arts make a unique contribution to the education of young people.
Please contact Carol Sorensen for any information on lessons on 01275 334243 or email Carol.Sorensen@chewvalleyschool.co.uk