St John Plessington Catholic College recently held its Winter Arts Showcase 2022, a free event hosted by its drama department that celebrates students’ hard work throughout the term.
The event welcomed over 200 performers, parents, carers, staff, family, and friends and consisted of 26 separate acts by students from all year groups.
Performances were a variety of exciting drama pieces, music, dance routines, and other media which were all created in class as well as in extracurricular clubs.
Some of the plays that students performed included Romeo and Juliet, Blood Brothers and Grease the Musical whilst musical acts showcased a large variety of styles, demonstrating the vocal and instrumental abilities of students. Many of the performers sang and played their own accompaniment.
‘Learn to Fly’, an original piece created by Year 12 students for the Holy Family Catholic Multi-Academy Trust creativity conference, was delivered on the night too.
Students were also responsible for the technical support of the showcase with a team of sixth formers taking the lead on this.
The evening provided an opportunity for the school community to come together in appreciation of the arts and talents of the school’s students and served to develop their confidence.
Head of School at St John Plessington Catholic College, Mr Peadar McLoughlin, said: “Myself and the rest of the school are incredibly proud of all students that took part in this year’s Winter Arts Showcase, whether that was on the stage or behind the scenes, everyone did a fantastic job.
“At SJP, we are dedicated to providing opportunities for our performing arts students to flourish in their creativity and enhance their confidence, creativity and teamwork skills in significant settings with real audiences.”