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Thank you to everyone who participated in IID Day yesterday. Today is Innovation Day, and the focus for both year groups is 'The Shocking History of Electricity'. The first assembly of the day is on Teams at 9am. Enjoy!


Thank you, that is so kind of you to say.


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A massive thank you to the Hudson family for their exceptionally generous donation of a piano to the Music and Performing Arts departments. We cannot wait for our students to use it!


Congratulations to Isabelle C. Her artwork won our Year 7 art competition.


Congratulations to Mia W. Her self portrait ‘Through the window’ was the winner of our Year 8 art competition.


Our weekly newsletter is now out! It features the incredible winners of our art competition, information about IID Week, and lots more. We hope you enjoy it.


The Virgin Radio 500 Word writing competition is for 5 - 13 year olds this week. Entries need to be submitted to the website by Friday at midnight. We know we have some amazing writers who want to share their voice.


Our students continued to work hard in the virtual school while HASU staff had an Inset Day today. It was wonderful that so many of our staff were able to attend. We loved meeting the new teachers who will be joining HASU in September. We can't wait for our students to meet them!


Our weekly newsletter has just been published! It's full of news of life in lockdown, plus celebrations of students' work. We hope you enjoy it.


In this week's assembly, Mr Fisher discusses the importance of supporting one another in our academy and wider community. We also have a beautiful performance from Pranav in 8S5.


Bumper edition of the newsletter this week! It includes half-term project winners, plus lots more. We hope you enjoy it.


In this week's virtual assembly, Mr Duffy discusses the history and importance of Pride and HASU's vision as a Stonewall Champion School. We also have a beautiful performance from Isabella in 7U7.


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Lord, what fools these mortals be! This is your 24 hour warning that we'll be streaming the magical and hilarious 😈 tomorrow night, on YouTube, for FREE. ⏰ Set your reminder for Monday 15 June, 7.00pm.


There are a few changes to virtual tutor time timings, starting from 15th June. Virtual tutor times run every other week through Teams and are intended to be an opportunity for socialising and catching up as a community.


The eleventh issue of our virtual school newsletter was published today! It's full of excellent student work, teacher recommendations, news about competitions, and lots more. We hope you enjoy it!


This week's virtual assembly encourages us all to think about the protests and discussions going on around the world over the last week or so. There is also an introduction to our Harris Fed Art competition from Ms Fitchett.


This is on tonight! Something our students and families will enjoy.


Our latest newsletter has just been published: full of updates, ideas and student achievements.


The first Virtual Assembly of our new half term covers transferable skills and careers related learning from Ms Haughton-Nicholls. We also have a lovely performance from Jaimee in 8H2, and wellbeing tips from Ms Grant.


We hope that everyone had a restful half term. Although we will not be setting daily tasks this week, there's still a lot going on for our students at home, including virtual tutor times and optional projects. Students will also receive feedback on their Framed Tasks.

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Performing Arts

Performing Arts is a subject that allows students to discover their expressive skills taught through practical exploration. The lessons offer an array of opportunities and benefits to the students as they develop their personal and vocational skills.  We are fortunate to have state of the art studios and equipment allowing us to produce the very highest quality of training and productions.  As a department it is our hope that all of our students are able to:

  • Build a love and appreciation for the Arts
  • Discover and explore new skills that will help to overcome challenges
  • Develop their confidence and key skills such as teamwork, leadership and compassion
  • Gain numerous performance opportunities that they feel proud of
  • Understand the positive impact that Performing Arts can have upon their wider life

Year 7

Our department strives for students to learn in a supportive and motivated environment that will allow them to discover new talents and feel confident in expressing themselves through a curriculum that reflects the GCSE content.

Students in year 7 will be introduced to a wide variety of styles and genres including:

  • Dance styles and the history of dance
  • Pantomime and character work
  • Mime
  • Musical Theatre
  • Stage craft
  • Acting

Year 8

Following on from the strong grounding provided in year 7, our year 8 students will further develop their skill set in acting, dance and musical theatre.  They look more closely at practitioners and the concepts behind their work using these to develop their own practical skills.  They are offered further performance opportunities with an expectation to present their own devised work to small audiences.

Students in year 8 will focus on:

  • Characterisation
  • Improvisation
  • Musical Theatre
  • Dance technique
  • Choreography
  • Devising
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