One sixth form in Ipswich ‘beacon of excellence’ for performing arts

One sixth form pupils in rehearsal for their dance showcase. Picture: JOE TAYLOR

One sixth form pupils in rehearsal for their dance showcase. Picture: JOE TAYLOR - Credit: JOE TAYLOR

An Ipswich sixth form has become a “beacon of excellence” in creative subjects, a top teacher has said.

One sixth form pupils in rehearsal for their dance showcase. Picture: JOE TAYLOR

One sixth form pupils in rehearsal for their dance showcase. Picture: JOE TAYLOR - Credit: JOE TAYLOR

Lois Hinsley, head of curriculum for media and performing arts at One, made the comments ahead of a dance showcase at the Scrivener Drive college tonight.

The performance will take place from 7pm and will involve BTEC and A-level students.

While many schools struggle with cutbacks in their arts budgets, Ms Hinsley said these subjects were going from strength to strength at One.

She added: “We have had a number of successes over the years with many students going off to study performing arts subjects at university. People like Jack Parry who went to study at Trinity Laban.

Jack Parry when he was a pupil at One. Picture: JOE TAYLOR

Jack Parry when he was a pupil at One. Picture: JOE TAYLOR - Credit: JOE TAYLOR

“I’d say that One has become a beacon of excellence in terms of these courses that attracts people from across Suffolk and Essex.

“We value these courses and want to nurture local talent and we invite the local community to come and see the progress that our students are making at this dance showcase this week.”

Tickets to tonight’s event cost £4 and can be purchased online.

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