12 December 2019

Our wonderfully talented students put on a stunning show in front of a full house, at the College’s Performing Arts Showcase 2019.

From solo vocalists and rock music from our College Band, to jazz dance, street dance and dances to songs from the musicals, the hour-long event in the main hall showcased the wide-ranging talents of our students - and the audience of family and friends loved it!

Hosts for the evening were sixth formers, Chelsea and Sam, who did a fantastic job introducing all the acts.

Ticket sales for the show raised £795. Half will go to the Plymouth Foodbank, and half to the families of some of our students this Christmas.

This is the second year we’ve held the event, which is student-led with the assistance of our performing arts teachers.

Dance teacher Miss Adams said: “When we held it for the first time last year, the students enjoyed it so much they really wanted to do it again.

“For many of the students, this was the first time they have ever performed live, in front of an audience. It is really about them having fun and enjoying the experience, and also giving them the chance to perform. Some might now want to take the next step in their chosen performing art.”

The show started with a dance to music from Hairspray, which is part of the students’ BTEC Dance Exam. And it concluded with all the performers coming together for a finale.

“It was a fabulous showcase and the students have really enjoyed doing it, which is the most important thing,” said Miss Adams.