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Drama Group sensational smash

as written by Elliot Houghton (Post 16 pupil)

Last Christmas our drama group were involved in the Headlands Christmas Factor.  We were playing interchangeable characters.  This means you play your own character as well as another.  Headlands Christmas Factor was based on the X Factor, where you have contestants and a judging panel.  It was a big success and we just want to thank Elisha Cope for directing us.  We really enjoyed it.  All that I ask is stay tuned, there is more to come….

 

 

Grease is the word…

Grease cast

 

The cast and crew of our latest drama production – Grease the Musical, are busy practicing all the songs and dance moves for the live performance of the show, which will be held at the Paget rooms in Penarth on 30th June.  More information to follow.

Team work…

GJ - MPCTHeadlands School is delighted with the progress being made by one of our Post 16 pupils at the Military Preparation College for Training in Cardiff.  Geraint Jones attends the college on a weekly day-release programme and was recently awarded a certificate for his excellent contribution to team activities.  Voted for by his peers, geraint has shown that he is a valuable member of his team and is progressing well at the college.

This is one of the additional curriculum activities which we are able to offer our older students to equip them with a range of skills and qualifications for their transition either in to the world of work or further education.

Accessing mainstream…

We are delighted to report that two of our young people in Post 16 are now attending mainstream education to study subjects at AS/A level.  Thomas Wade is studying Maths and Joe Jones is undertaking PE studies.  Both are attending Stanwell School in Penarth on a weekly basis to access the courses with their mainstream colleagues.  This is an excellent opportunity for our young people to further their education skills, and to enhance our partnerships with other education providers.  Both Thomas and Joe are enjoying the experience.  Although they found it daunting to begin with, they have both settled in well, and are now used to switching between two different school uniforms!  We wish them well with their studies.

 

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Thomas Wade

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Joe Jones

Headlands Drama and Dance Group

 Headlands Drama and Dance group runs every Friday afternoon. It allows the young people to devise and choreograph dance routines, sing, take part in drama exercises and script write.

The group allows the children to show off their skills and talents. The young people also use their literacy, numeracy and thinking skills during the classes.

Each week they work as a team and produce some amazing theatre work.

The young people who attend this group take part in two school productions each year and perform at Beaufort Theatre’s “Springtime Dance Festival”.

Some of the young people have achieved qualifications in ASDAN Expressive Arts & Drama Entry Pathways by attending the Friday sessions. These young people regularly meet with the Drama and Dance tutor to complete theory work to gain the qualifications.

 

This is an excellent example of the additional opportunities open to our young people, which enables them to gain skills and qualifications alongside the academic curriculum.

 

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