Students took part in taster sessions of drama, dance and film-making as an introduction to evening courses running at The Cube.
Sally Peerless led the musical theatre and drama element while Helen Parlor taught street dance. Martin Steed showed students the basics of film-making and the whole event was overseen by Lisa Byrne, the creative projects manager.
She said: ‘We are doing taster sessions in all of the main classes we run at the Core.The idea is to give young people a taste of what is on offer. There is a 10-week programme called Get Involved and the students learn a particular discipline and then perform at the end in a youth arts slam in the main auditorium which is always really high energy and a great event.’
On Tuesdays Clicks Media runs film making from 17:00 – 19:00 while musical theatre for 12 – 16 year olds takes place from 17:30 to 19:30. Youth theatre is scheduled for Wednesdays and Move Street Dance on Thursdays. It costs £40 for a term of 12 sessions over 10 weeks and bursaries are also available for those who cannot afford the full fee.
Lisa said: ‘It is about proactively engaging young people. It has been fantastic delivering this to Brooke Weston students. We have combined musical theatre and drama today so some of them who weren’t quite prepared have been singing and dancing so I am really impressed!’