Highfields is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting arts project in collaboration with Penn Fields School and Wolverhampton College.
The school has been fortunate enough to secure 'Spirit of 2012' Olympic legacy funding to support the 'Emerge' project, which will culminate in a Festival celebrating the life and works of William Shakespeare on Sunday, April 23rd 2017.
It is hoped the project will pave the way for further collaborations with neighbouring Penn Fields School in the future.
Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday evenings at Penn Fields School and will see students working with two professional actors. Highfields students are currently applying for the chance to be involved.
Ms S.Bishop, Highfields' Head of Performance, who successfully bid for the funding, said: "It is wonderful that we are collaborating with Penn Fields School on such an exciting project.
"It is a true privilege to have been awarded this 'Spirit of 2012' Olympic legacy funding and to be involved in such a high-profile arts project."
Students involved in the project will be given the chance to complete their Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Award, which is a nationally recognised qualification.
Sprit of 2012 is an independent trust, established with a £47m endowment from the Big Lottery Fund, that works to recreate the spirit that radiated from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It promotes wellbeing and social cohesion and challenges limiting perceptions of disability by funding partners that provide opportunities in sports, physical activity, arts and culture, volunteering and social action.
Funding for the 'Emerge' project was secured under the category of collaborating secondary schools, special schools and Further Education providers.