Stewards Academy hosts Hertford Regional Collegeperformances
Stewards Academy recently welcomed performing arts students and staff from Hertford Regional College. The students performed two devised pieces that explored topics of male depression-‘Men Suffer Too’ and catfishing on the internet- ‘What Goes on in the Inside’. Both of these pieces delivered powerful messages to the audience of pupils from years 8-11 and generated lots of discussion afterwards in the workshops.
One pupil said: “Having the chance to watch and discuss the performances and participate in the workshop was really beneficial as I’m thinking about what to do after GCSEs. It has opened up an alternative pathway for me to consider next year.” Another pupil said: “It was good to see how they have developed chair duets, something that we have explored in our drama lessons. They were really powerful.”
Di Johnson, Head of Performing Arts said: “The performing arts department has a developed an excellent relationship with Hertford Regional College over the last few years and we really enjoy seeing the work students produce. The visit provided a great opportunity for Stewards pupils to watch developed pieces by older students, including one of our former pupils, and participate in their workshops and discussion. For the Hertford Regional College students it allowed them to bring their performances ‘on tour’ and for their technical students to research and work in a different venue. We look forward to visiting HRC again in the future.”