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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.
Gala Concert March 2013.
Instead of our traditional Easter production, this year, to mark the opening of the new Theatre we invited back former students of the school who excelled in Performing Arts whilst here. Some have gone on to pursue a career in either dance, drama or music whilst many still perform for pleasure
A small selection of current students performed but the focus of the evening was to celebrate the achievements of Performing Arts in Carleton over the last twenty years
When word went out that we wanted to do this, the response was overwhelming and your support for the evening was also greatly appreciated.
The Theatre was named officially as 'The Infinity' on the evening by Jamie Davis who has many TV credits to his name and has also spent time with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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.
Christmas Concert 2012.
After four years spent at the Pontefract Sports and Social Club, on Wednesday evening the Performing Arts Department were finally able to produce a Christmas Concert back on school premises. The new school theatre was a fitting setting for an evening packed with talent, played in front of an appreciative, sell out, audience. Below are some pictures of the students taking part.
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.
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.
Summer Concert 2011
Once again the Pontefract Sports and Social Club kindly opened their doors for the summer concert and once again the standard of entertainment was 'jaw dropping'
Talent Contest 2010
On July 5th the Performing Arts Department held their Annual Talent Show. The evening, which was hosted this year by Pontefract Sports and Social Club, was a huge success, as learners from Year 7 to Year 10 took full advantage of the opportunity to air their talents. The enthusiastic audience were treated to a full range of acts in a programme split into two parts, with years 7 & 8 in the first half and 9 & 10 after the interval.
The judges, three past pupils who had gained further successes in live arts since leaving school, awarded five prizes. The junior and senior sections both had a first and second prize and there was a further prize for originality.
The winners were
Years 7 & 8 Winner - Jason Lindsay on keyboard playing 'The Final Countdown'
Runner Up - Megan Edwards, Alisha Jaques and Jessica Hepworth for a dance - 'I believe
Year 9 & 10 Winner - Daniel Williams, Kelly Walsh and Charlotte Burton for a dance - 'He Lives in You
' Runner Up - Charlie Lunn for a one man drama piece called 'The Big Debate'
Special Prize - Melissa Penty, Hariet Dee, Matthew Price, Louise Price, Calum Stewart and Amy Lewise Spurgeon in a musical drama piece called "If I were not upon the stage"
Below is a video clip of the winning senior act - 'He Lives in You'