Itchen Oscars 2016

Creative Arts Academy

On Tuesday 28 June, students from Creative Writing, Media & Communication and Performing Arts attended the annual Oscars awards ceremony.

The event, now in its 14th year, had the theme of blockbusters. In testimony to this theme, staff created a video based on the film Reservoir Dogs, featuring members of staff making an entrance and walking out of the Itchen Sixth Form College grounds in slow motion, which made the whole room erupt into laughter.

The Oscars were celebrated the traditional way, with lots of music, performances and revelry. The fantastic staff band performed, covering Wheatus' ‘Teenage Dirtbag’. Music Level 3 students Meg Parkinson and Luke Stockton also delivered a stunning performance and were given a huge round of applause by the students and staff of the Creative Arts Academy.

Staff from the Creative Arts subjects introduced their categories and invited the award winning students from their classes onto stage, emphasising how proud they are of their students. Students were also given the chance to give a speech with one student saying he had the best four years of his life at Itchen.

There was a speech from Principal Barry Hicks, in which he said this has been the best year for him as not only as Principal of  the college, but the best year for Itchen itself with the high level of the student success. Skills and talents have been greater than ever before and he is very proud of the new facilities, particularly the recent £1.7 million investment towards the Performing Arts block which has proven to bring out the best of students at Itchen.

Barry finished his speech by saying that he has every faith that the college will continue to succeed and strive forwards. He closed by saying, 'This is only the start of the Creative Arts Academy.'

We look forward to celebrating even more success and achievement from the Creative Arts Academy in the new academic year. 

Written by Leah White.