Sheffield Park Academy Students Wow With Sold-Out Show
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Students and staff at Sheffield Park Academy celebrated the end of term in style during December with a fantastic sold-out performing arts show.
The show, which saw students performing to over 500 people over two nights, was a perfect way to kick off the festive season and brought together families, friends of the school and local primary pupils.
Featuring songs from popular musicals Mary Poppins, Annie and Everybody’s Talking about Jamie, the event was a brilliant showcase of students’ talents and confidence on the stage. It also reflected the hard work they have put in to make the show a great success, having attended rehearsals outside of their normal lessons, as well as some evenings and weekends.
In keeping with the spirit of the festive season, the show was very much a community affair – pupils from Pipworth Community Primary School were also invited to participate and worked alongside Sheffield Park students on performances. Three of the academy’s alumni also returned to the school to support staff with the production – playing a role with both the choreography and performing routines.
The performing arts show was a highlight amidst the many end-of-term activities students and staff participated in ahead of the holidays. This included a school-wide Great Book Giveaway, where staff members collaborated to gift some of their favourite books to students. Staff created festive hampers packed with food and gifts, to be distributed to members of the school community om the last day of term.
Students have likewise been playing their part to spread some festive cheer within the community this winter, with Sixth Formers hosting a Christmas lunch for guests from the local residential home. After two years of Covid restrictions, the students and their guests enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate the end of the year and share stories and memories.
Roland Freeman, Principal at Sheffield Park Academy, said:
“We are thrilled that our annual performing arts show was, as ever, a great success, with students demonstrating not only their talents and creativity but also our school values of ambition and determination. Putting on a show is of course a team effort and we would like to thank everyone who has supported the show – from staff and families to all our special guests.”