15 February 2014

Twenty first-year BTEC Performing Arts students at Cadbury College took to the stage on Tuesday 11 February 2014 for a night of variety.

Twenty first-year BTEC Performing Arts students at Cadbury College took to the stage on Tuesday 11 February 2014 for a night of variety.

Friends and family came to the college for a night of entertainment in which students performed pieces to showcase their individual talents including singing, dancing, acting and poetry.

Stars of the show included former Selly Park School pupil Rachel Smythe who choreographed a tap dance to a mash-up of songs and sixteen year old Eric Mok who wrote and performed his own stand-up comedy routine.

For some of the students it was one of the first times they have performed in public. There may have been a few extra nerves on the night, as each performance counted towards their end of year grade.

A night of variety from our BTEC Drama students

The BTEC Performing Arts course at Cadbury College provides a practical study programme in which students develop the singing, acting and dancing skills needed to be successful in the competitive performing arts industry. The course, which is equivalent to one A Level, can be studied alongside A Levels or other BTEC qualifications to create an individual study programme which enables progression to university or employment.

Drama and Theatre Studies teacher Kathryn Hale, said: “The BTEC Performing Arts students produced and delivered a fantastic Variety show. The range of acts is testament to the talent and diversity of the students on this practical performance-based course.”

With Variety Night over, the students are now rehearsing for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which will take to the stage on 14th, 15th and 16th May 2014. Tickets are available by emailing [email protected]

Year 11 pupils interested studying Performing Arts are being invited to have a go themselves at a free Drama Workshop aimed at providing an insight into the course and an opportunity to practise performance skills.