Christmas Concert

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Team CPA ended 2017 with a fantastic Christmas Concert which showcased some of the best talent in Art, Dance, Drama and Music at the Academy. The concert opened with a video to remind everyone of what a fantastic year 2017 has been with Hull as the City of Culture: 

This was followed by a poignant reminder of the people less fortunate at Christmas time with a montage of images to an emotional live performance of Emelie Sande’s ‘Read all about it’. The rest of the show followed the journey of Scrooge in five Acts with a mixture of song and dance in between, taking the audience on a journey from Scrooge’s hatred of Christmas to a series of revelations which inspire Scrooge to change his ways and embrace Christmas. This culminated in an uplifting finale of ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ which got all of the audience clapping and joining in the Christmas Spirit. The scenes of celebration from participating pupils, and the cheers from the audience, rounded off a magical night of a collective celebration of the Arts, which is exactly what being the City of Culture 2017 has all been about.

All of the pupils performed amazingly well and it was great to see another almost packed house of parents, family, friends and staff share in the celebration. All of the pupils who took part should be very proud of themselves as everyone associated with Team CPA is- you are future stars!

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On behalf of Team CPA I would just like to thank all pupils, family, friends and staff for your continued support of all of the CPA events this year! It’s been an incredible year with so many events and performance opportunities organised and here’s to many more fantastic performance opportunities in 2018! Keep following Team CPA and watch this space!

Hope you all have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Mr Anderson


Christmas Carol

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Year 7 and 8 Learning Support pupils have been studying ‘A Christmas Carol’ this half term and performed their own production of the Dickens classic for their parents and staff. The pupils worked incredibly hard to remember their lines and their production was a huge success. All the parents and staff were very proud!