The Performing Arts department here at The Wilnecote School has one simple aim, to find and nurture talent. Through work in lessons and a range of extra-curricular opportunities the department provides a platform for students to share and develop their talents.
Both the Music and Drama departments work collaboratively to ensure that students talents are recognised, appreciated and celebrated. Students have many opportunities to perform both in and out of lessons with the annual school production and Arts Spectacular performances. The department also hosts GCSE performance evening’s which provide a great opportunity for GCSE students to share their talents and for younger students to be inspired by their peers.
In addition to this the Performing Arts department runs an annual Arts Festival towards the end of the summer term. This is a series of trips, workshops and activities that allow students to build on their interest in and knowledge of the arts. Highlights of this include The Physical Fellowship project, which involves students working with professionals from the company Highly Sprung and performing live at the Belgrade theatre in Coventry and a trip to Touch FM where students get to see behind the scenes at a local radio station.
The department also runs a variety of other trips and workshops throughout the year so there is always something for students to get involved in. One of our most celebrated activities is the annual Christmas concert which takes place at Holy Trinity Church in Wilnecote and sees students from The Wilnecote School performing alongside students from Dosthill and Wilnecote Primary schools. The department is very proud of the collaboration with local primary schools and the local community.
We also have a very popular Music club which meets every Wednesday and a Tech Club which runs every day during tutor time and provides a fantastic opportunity for students who are interested in the technical, behind the scenes aspects of the Performing Arts. Members of Tech Club provide fantastic technical support for all productions and performances, enabling them to develop a range of skills from lighting and sound to photography.