Whilst we await a new Drama space during our exciting Academy rebuild, our Year 11 Drama students will this year be performing their devised work – which makes up 30% of their GCSE - in the Main Hall. To prepare them for the challenge of vocal projection in such a large space, we were privileged with the expertise of West End vocal coach, Josh Mathieson who visited the Academy to deliver a training session. Ms Jones was delighted to see our students taking risks and throwing themselves into all the wonderful techniques designed to improve vocal work. The impact of the workshop has been evident in the students work and we are now able to hear every brilliant word, crystal clear ready for their exam in November.
It’s always good for students to work with people from outside the school; on this occasion they really were ‘learning from the best!’