The Academy Formally Launches

Creative Arts Academy

Our Creative Arts Academy has formally launched, with guests from local schools, our college governors and a local councillor there to watch the ribbon be cut for our £1.7 million Performing Arts block.

Guests were welcomed to the event from the Student Centre, with cheese, wine and other refreshments available for all. Head of the Creative Arts Academy and Assistant Principal, Andy Fitt, made a speech welcoming our guests and speaking on the importance of the Academy for our students.

Our visitors were then escorted to the Performing Arts block, in which they saw a performance by our dancers, a live show from our musicians and rolling performances from our drama students.

The tour continued over to the Media rooms, in which guests had the opportunity to speak to two of our Journalism for Press and Radio students in the radio station and see live readings from our Creative Writing students.

Going through the college, visitors were then led to the Art & Design department, where they were able to see our brand new photography studio and lots of examples of work from photographers, fine artists, graphics students and more.

The evening ended with the cutting of the ribbon outside the Performing Arts block by our Chair of Governors, Jan Lefley.  

We look forward to welcoming more members of the local community in to the college to use our excellent facilities and see the outstanding work our students are doing in college as part of the Creative Arts Academy.