Sherburn performing arts showcase

Students who received an Arts Award at Sherburn High School.
Students who received an Arts Award at Sherburn High School.

SHERBURN High School celebrated the end of its successful first year of its Performing Arts department with a giant entertainment extravaganza.

The audience were treated to performances in music, drama and Dance; featuring seasoned performers and some who were taking to the stage for the first time.

Head of performing arts Vicki Bradley said: “Not only did these students showcase some of the super work they have been doing both in and out of music and drama lessons; but they also beautifully demonstrated the skills they have developed in teamwork, leadership, communication and confidence.

“The evening began, and the standard was set, with an inspiring performance from year 7 of their African song and dance.

“We were treated to some very creative and comically devised drama scenes which had the audience laughing throughout – one of which was directed by Nathan Martin in year 7. We were all tapping our feet and watching with admiration at the energy shown in some student choreographed dances.

“The performance included a large keyboard ensemble consisting of 28 students who sensitively performed their arrangement of Arvo Part’s Cantus in Memorium of Benjamin Britten.

“The evening also premiered Sherburn High School’s Junk Band who opened our second half with flawless rhythms.

“Huge recognition must go to Dalton Liddle, James Colton and Adam Bottomley, our backstage and front of house crew, who worked so hard and professionally to ensure the performance ran smoothly.

“I felt very proud of all the students; the quality of their performances, their bravery and the atmosphere they created.

“It was truly a celebration of all that we have achieved this year. I would like to thank the students for all their hard work and the way they have inspired me; bring on the next!”