On the 25th May, a group of learners from our Creative Arts Provision performed alongside contemporaries from Dawn House school to a live audience of over fifty people in the theatre at the Old Library in Mansfield.

For some of the learners, it was the first time they have performed in public to an audience, which required overcoming some significant personal barriers to achieve this fantastic feat that has the capacity to build confidence and self-belief for the future.

Learners, parents, carers, siblings and other family members came to watch the performances, which included accomplished singing and piano solos by our learners. We were also fortunate to collaborate with R.E.A.L. Creative Digital staff and learners who filmed the whole show, as well as R.E.A.L. Catering who prepared, cooked and served delicious food and refreshments for all in attendance.

James Mills, Music Provision Manager said:  “It was particularly lovely to see parents and carers come along and see their children thrive and watch them share such a joyful moment. This was the first of many more annual showcases we will be running as we build upon this exciting first success.”

We would like to thank all parents and carers for their support and encouragement in attending the showcase, and staff for creating a brilliant and motivating curriculum that makes learners want to come to school and engage.

The students who performed in the showcase are currently working towards an NCFE Level 2 in Music Technology. From September this year, R.E.A.L. Creative Arts will also be offering qualifications in drama and art and design, alongside music. For more information about R.E.A.L. Creative Arts, visit our website.