Revitalised performing arts faculty at Calderdale school aims to create confidence and aspiration for students

Students of Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge returned to school to see their brand new Creative Arts Hub open.

Friday, 16th October 2020, 2:59 pm
Updated Friday, 16th October 2020, 3:03 pm
Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge students outside their creative hub

The faculty has a drama studio with a professional stage and lighting, plus fully equipped music department kitted out with instruments from electric piano and guitars with amps to samba kit and djambe drums, allowing students to perform together as a band.

The Hub has a unique look and feel with large format graphics on the outer doors and a wall mural featuring artwork created by Art teacher Sophie Baxter.

Project lead Lee Harper, Associate Assistant Principal who has a passion for the Arts and has worked with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Opera North, said: “The Hub opens up new opportunities for our students to express their creativity.

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"Getting involved through the Arts gives an extra dimension to their education, creating aspiration and improving confidence, all of which enriches their learning experience. We really look forward to welcoming parents and visitors to an official launch event as soon as we are able to.”

Classroom doors within the faculty have had a makeover too, with colourful artwork and striking photography chosen to represent the activities of each.

Also new is ‘The Gallery’, a dedicated exhibition space that will be used to display students’ work. Its door has a stunning image of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi likely inspire budding photographers for years to come.