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18/07/24

HASU Sports Day📅 Who is going to win today?? pic.twitter.com/H1jMhDqmv1

12/07/24

A group of our Y7 and Y8 students visited the University of Roehampton yesterday for a workshop entitled “Powering Transformation”, hosted by the Talent Foundry and sponsored by Dell Technologies.#educationalvisit pic.twitter.com/D2oWjdJ4H0

03/07/24

Our newest HASU students look very happy during the lunch break. 😁All smiles, lots of chatting and making friendships.#year7 pic.twitter.com/tC2lbR3Fmf

03/07/24

We are so excited to welcome our new Y7 students at HASU. Lots awaits them today during their Transition Day. pic.twitter.com/jE8KImGe7x

02/07/24

Supporting our FINALIST at the Enterprise Challenge. The team worked incredibly hard formulating their brand of sauce. The judges were impressed by their brand, prototype & accompanying tortilla chips! Off to the final on 17th July 🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/sbpvGJzyLn

28/06/24

What a fantastic success for our students at London Youth Games! 👏🏓Very well done girls! You did amazingly well and we are very proud of your achievement! https://t.co/EAiiN6Kr8g

26/06/24

VictoriasVoices Academy is coming to HASU.🎼🎶Book your space to get a vocal and performance training or visit the website to find out more about it.https://t.co/B1gFDX5QuH pic.twitter.com/FAxO1tQ93r

23/06/24

The 2023-2024 UK Championships Division Finalists HASU Robotics 451 (22593) “Hasuuuuuuuuuuu!” Next stop 🇬🇧🥇 watch this space 👀 pic.twitter.com/3L5HPvgEk3

23/06/24

Super proud of HASU ROBOTICS UK 451 (22593) ending the day as Division Finalists Championship! Thank you to everyone who supported the team this season. Next stop watch this space 👀🏆🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/a5vdLql0Jr

23/06/24

Feeling incredibly honoured and blessed to receive the Compass Award! 🧭 This award celebrates leadership, dedication, and the spirit of FIRST. I couldn’t have reached this milestone without the support of my amazing team colleagues, and the FIRST community pic.twitter.com/wCuHujXxFM

23/06/24

I am deeply grateful to for giving me the opportunity to support and emcee at the UK Champs. It was an incredible experience, and I met so many passionate young people, teachers, mentors, and coaches along the way. It really is “ROBOTS!!” 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/Yickyt6lOp

21/06/24

Good luck to our team who are today at UK Champs ! 🍀 https://t.co/AeUY88jMgQ

21/06/24

HASU Robotics Team UK 451 (22593) leaving the building ready to take on National Championships at Cambridge University. Watch this space 👀 pic.twitter.com/qT0N0dFdSm

20/06/24

St.Phil's UK-179 (21200) and HASU Robotics UK-451 (22593) online today with Legendary Referee talking all things robots! A massive Thank you to Andy. pic.twitter.com/xXksXgl4uv

20/06/24

St.Phil's UK-179 (21200) and HASU Robotics UK-451 (22593) in our Robotics Lab today! its more than robots. pic.twitter.com/SURcjj7bpF

20/06/24

Reading for pic.twitter.com/N8et8eTvKU

14/06/24

HASU ROBOTICS TEAM UK-451 Global 22593 Getting ready for Nationals 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/AjSgJog91L

14/06/24

HASU ROBOTICS Society unboxing banners and pull ups in preparation for Nationals 🇬🇧 We cant wait to welcome you to our Academy on one of our Open days. Make sure you come and say hi 📷 pic.twitter.com/18c6t5oxzO

13/06/24

With thanks to and photographer Erroll Jones for our fancy official team photo 🤩🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/oZfB5kI7dJ

10/06/24

We are excited to invite you to our Open Evening on Thursday, 11th July!Come and explore what makes HASU so special. Meet our dedicated staff, tour our facilities, and learn about the amazing opportunities we offer.⬇️https://t.co/9NjD7oIcOI⬆️#OpenEvening pic.twitter.com/JsvBls3TVJ

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Performing Arts

What is Performing Arts? 

Performing arts at HASU allows students to study a range of dance and drama genres in a practical environment learning about the variety of styles and cultural influences that surround us.  As we move further up the school, performing arts splits into different disciplines which are taught separately as dance and drama GCSE. 

Why do we teach Performing Arts at HASU? 

Whether it be theatre, TV or film, our lives are influenced by the arts on a daily basis.  As the students at HASU become skilled in the variety of techniques studied through their dance and drama lessons, they will be more able to access the wealth of diverse opportunities and platforms that the arts world provides.  Learning to appreciate and engage in the arts from different communities and cultures is an important component in aiding children’s development as global citizens. 

Studying performing arts enables students to learn and develop lifelong skills that will enable them to become more reflective and independent learners as well as confident adults.  The collaborative style in which the performing arts lessons run means that students are consistently challenged to work with different people with a strong focus on resolving conflict, sharing ideas and championing each other’s achievements.  Exposure to the arts can help young people develop many positive skills that are valued by leaders and employers, such as persistence, creative thinking, motivation and problem solving. In addition, several studies demonstrate that exposure to the arts can improve a young person’s academic performance and make their school experience happier and more fulfilling. 

How do we teach Performing Arts at HASU? 

Every performing arts lesson is based on practical exploration of the topic that is being studied. Students are given tasks that require them to learn by ‘doing’. Additionally, this learning is supported by the theory that underpins the skills being taught as well as reflective tasks to ensure that students are clear of their current ability and how they can move forward.  Projects are often script-based giving the students an opportunity to improve their literacy and oracy as well as offering a forum to investigate the variety of themes and issues that may arise.  Students are also offered the chance to devise their own scripts and performance pieces encouraging their creativity and independent thinking.  The lessons are designed so that each student can develop at their own individual pace. Expectations will vary depending on the student’s ability as well as their practical confidence. We understand that students come with a range of abilities, so we encourage each learner to express themselves, push themselves and take risks, whilst working towards their own goals. 

We are fortunate here at HASU to have fantastic facilities including a mirrored dance studio, outside theatre and a studio theatre with lighting rig and sound desk.  All students will benefit from these facilities during their time at HASU with the older students getting the opportunity to learn how to operate the lighting and sound desks.  

Our extra-curricular offer at HASU is rich and varied including four dance companies, two drama companies and a technical theatre club.  We perform two full school productions a year, at Christmas and in the summer, as well as smaller performances including chamber concerts and a play in the spring term and encourage all children to participate in as many of these opportunities as they can.  Where possible, we perform to audiences ensuring that the families of HASU students and the local community are able to share in our students’ successes. 

Passionate Performing Arts students have the opportunity to student Drama and Dance GCSEs at Key Stage 4.