Year 10 Dance Workshop

The GCSE Dancers took part in a dance workshop with the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance at the Lowry. They had a technique class and creative workshop led by a professional dance artist via zoom! To find out more about the CAT scheme, please follow this link:
The Lowry are also currently offering young people aged 11-16 the opportunity to experience a contemporary dance class for free, delivered via zoom, on Fridays 4:45-5:45pm. Here is the link to sign up

Jemima’s Beautiful Painting

A beautiful painting by year 11 student Jemima as part of her GCSE project based on ‘Performance’. It is painted on wood and her subject is one of her friends and one of our very talented dancers. She was inspired brilliantly by the work of the portrait artist Jonathen Yeo.

Enter the Heroes Stamp Design Competition

Honouring the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic… on stamps

Our school is delighted to be taking part in Royal Mail’s Heroes Stamp Design Competition, honouring the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.
Eight pupils from primary and secondary schools across the UK will become the designers of this stamp set, and one could be your child!
Each entry we send in will have the name of each child, plus their age and our school’s name and postcode. For details about how this information is used download the letter being sent to parents here

All children aged 4-14 from across the UK (except residents of the Isle of Man and Channel Islands) can enter the competition through their school, or independently from a school with permission from an adult.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 28th May 2021.

For more information  see Miss Taylor or go to the competition website:,1A0OG,7BVW0S,4M1O8,1


Opera North’s Youth Orchestral programme

Opera North are very excited to return to live activity within Opera North’s Youth Orchestral programme. They are hosting opportunities for young instrumentalists aged 10 -21 to work closely with the professional musicians from the Orchestra of Opera North and education specialists over summer and in the new academic year.

Detailed information can be found through the Opera North Website: or in the direct links below. They are looking forward to making music together again after so long apart.

GCSE Dance workshop with James Cousins Dance Company

During lockdown, Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE Dancers participated in a dance workshop on Zoom with James Cousins Dance company. They had an hour theory class from James Cousins himself, who is the choreographer of one the professional dances on the GCSE Dance Anthology! They then had a practical workshop with a James Cousins Dance Company dancer, George. This was a fantastic opportunity for the students and gave everyone a positive boost and lots of inspiration at a challenging time.