Creative GCSE students showcase their talents at Arts Alive!

Art and Performing Arts students presented the work they have been completing as part of their GCSE studies to a live audience.

Dozens of pieces of art went on display whilst students wowed with their dance, drama and music talents in the school’s Lyceum Theatre.

The evening featured ensemble performances, monologues, self-choreographed dances and musical pieces.

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Mrs J Brickwood, Highfields’ Head of Performing Arts, said: “We were extremely proud to present our GCSE Art and Performing Arts work. Arts education is all about self expression, exploring alternative options and embracing individuality. Learning Art, Music, Dance and Drama furnishes students with the tools to think creatively, innovate and appreciate diverse cultures and backgrounds, while developing their resilience, confidence and self esteem.

“For some of our students, Arts Alive! was the first time they had performed in front of an audience, and some created pieces that are extremely personal to them. One student likened it to the entire audience reading her diary!

“It takes courage and confidence to perform, or share your artwork with an audience, and courage is something our students have in abundance. We are enormously proud of them all.”

Posted on May 12, 2019 .