Night at the Musicals

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On Wednesday 27th September we showcased the very best in Musical talent at our ‘Night at the Musicals’ event. The show included iconic moments from a variety of different musicals including the famous ‘Fame’ jump, the dot dot dots of Mamma Mia, ‘the’ lift from Dirty Dancing, the cheesiness of High School Musical, the high notes of Grease, the gravity defying moment from Wicked and the never ending beats of Hairspray!

After approximately five months of hard work and dedication (including attending rehearsals during the summer holidays), the pupils put on a great show for a record crowd ever achieved for at least the last six years at Winifred Holtby Academy! The Theatre was packed with families, friends and staff who all came out to support the pupils. And they certainly deserved that support!

The whole production was run by the pupils, from directing and choreography to choices of costumes, lighting and sound as well as the organisation of the whole event from rehearsal schedules to ticket sales. This supports Team CPA’s motto: for pupils, by pupils! We strongly believe in pupil leadership and our Pupil Leadership Team in CPA really organised and put on a great show, and should be very proud of their efforts- which they were!

When the curtains closed for the final time there was a great energy backstage with emotions running incredibly high for all of the participating pupils- proud of what they achieved together! This togetherness was visibly demonstrated on stage during the emotional reprise of ‘We’re all in this together’, which seemed to sum up the whole event perfectly. The pupils had succeeded in not only bringing the performance together but bringing the whole Academy community together to celebrate the amazing creative talents of pupils at Winifred Holtby Academy, including their families, their friends and the Academy staff who all showed their appreciation at the end of the show with rapturous applause and congratulations after the show had finished!

This is just the very beginning of a bright future in CPA with the pupils driving the Faculty forward and if their efforts on this show are anything to go by then the future of CPA at Winifred Holtby Academy is very bright indeed!