Eighty year five students from Francis Askew, Christopher Pickering, Rokeby Park, Eastfield and Wold Academy joined together on Wednesday 1 March to celebrate the city’s new status as the City of Culture 2017 through art, dance, drama and music at Sirius Academy West.
In the morning, students enjoyed a workshop in their chosen art form, which focused on developing their current skill set and exploring themes linked to Hull. In art, students joined Mr Rickard to create a variety of iconic buildings such as The Deep. Throughout the day, students also made their own costume by spray painting t-shirts with stencils made by Miss Field. In drama, students devised their own piece inspired by the City of Culture commissioned poem by Shane Rhoades under the direction of Miss Quillin. In music, students worked with Miss Campbell-Smith to create their own sound scape of the city using a variety of instruments. Finally, in dance, students learnt set material and choreographed a contemporary dance around ‘The Blade’ sculpture by Nayan Kulkarni which recently arrived in the city.
After a quick dress rehearsal, over forty parents and guardians took their seats in the main hall to watch the work being performed. Supported by leaders from the Academy (Ella Dixon, Emily Holt, Lucy Beech, Lucy Dimmock, Alfie Denton, Jake Wallis, Lucy Simpson and Sophie Young), the primary students put on an exciting display of talent and all things Hull which was received with a loud applause from the audience.
A special thank you must go to the CAPA staff, leaders and Mr Gordon for making the day such a success.