This year’s musical production, ‘Annie’, which took place from 9 – 11 July, was a fantastic success and those who came to see it were blown away by its professionalism. Each night we had a full house and standing ovation. For those students involved it will have developed their skills in teamwork, communication, commercial awareness, drive, planning and organisation, as well as adaptability and time–management.
Miss Rogers, Director and Drama Curriculum Leader, said ‘The whole school musical is always such a pleasure for us as we get to come together as a team and showcase what we love. Behind the scenes we have an incredible crew of professionals working with the students, led by our long standing Production Manager Mr Arundel.’
The lead character, Annie, was played by two students over the three nights of the performance – Tacita Alder and Maisie Fuggle. They were joined by students from across the school, who showcased their talents in dance, drama, singing and even puppetry!
The creative industries has grown by almost 10% since 2012, out-performing all sectors of the UK industry. It accounts for 2.63 million jobs — that’s 8.5% of UK jobs. The UK’s creative industries (which includes film, television and music) are now worth £76.9 billion per year to the UK economy—generating a staggering £8.8m per hour! The UK creative industry exports amount to £17.3 billion.
At Hillview, we believe it is important for us to involve young people in the creative arts such as drawing, designing, dancing and drama, so that they are able to develop skills needed in the economy for their futures.