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Performing Arts, Acting

Throughout Years 7, 8 and 9, all students will participate in Dance, Drama and Music lessons – focusing on creating performance art to develop their interpretive and creative skills.
KS4 students can opt to for BTEC Performing Arts, choosing from the following pathways; Dance, Drama and Music.
BTEC allows us to teach, inspire and engage students through vocational training. Students work as if they are professionals in the world of Performing Arts.
Please find a copy of the BTEC specification here:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Firsts/Performing-Arts/2012/Specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446936344_BTECFIRST_L12_AWD_PA_Iss3.pdf
In addition to curriculum work, students’ progress is supported by a wide range of extra-curricular activities and performance opportunities. At Lyndon School, we pride ourselves on delivering live, high-quality performances in a professional, supportive environment; a team effort involving both students and staff. Annual fixtures such as Christmas at Lyndon, Summer Arts Festival and Lyndon’s Got Talent are displayed on the Lyndon School calendar. If you would like to see examples of the brilliant work our students produce, visit our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/lyndonswitch and click on the ‘School Shows & Productions’ playlist.
We look forward to seeing you in person at our live shows in the future!

 

~ The Performing Arts Team

 

Dance

Lyndon School Performing Arts Department prides itself on its vibrant Dance curriculum; delivered in a specialist, mirrored Dance Studio. In addition to curriculum time, extra-curricular activities provide students with the opportunity to develop skills taught and serve as a medium of expression. Dance club is an inclusive opportunity for students to develop their performance and choreography skills, and facilitate performance opportunities in school and at external venues such as Wembley Stadium and local theatres. Boys’ dance is also thriving at Lyndon School with a variety of opportunities to work with professional Male dancers and performing in region dance events.

Drama

Extra-curricular Drama at Lyndon School is very popular and we run a weekly Drama club which allows students who really enjoy the subject to further their skills and experiences as well as meet other likeminded students and further develop self-confidence.
Over the last several years, we have built strong connections with local acting professionals and companies who come into school to work with our students. This has given the students insight into the industry and opportunities to work with professional actors and directors. Through this, some of our students have auditioned for films and appeared in a short documentary.
We believe that is very important for young people to experience live theatre productions so we run annual theatre trips to the West End as well as local theatres such as Warwick Arts Centre and The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Music

Music Plus is an exciting alternative to our regular Music Curriculum. Music Plus allows a fantastic opportunity for students of all ages, abilities and instruments to be involved within a student band. Twice a fortnight, students will replace their regular Performing Arts lesson with an hour of making music together with up to 30 other students. This is a student driven project, which allows students to decide the songs they learn; anything from pop to opera, or jazz to rock, as well as the possibility to learn a new instrument. This option is available for any student who is being taught an instrument, self-teaching or wants to learn an instrument. This really is a fantastic, innovative idea to ensure students are loving music as well as progressing their skills as a musician. Music is not about spending hours in a practice room alone, but in fact, getting together with other musicians to make something great.
Funk Band is the pride and joy of Lyndon Music. Involving our really talented musicians, the band have performed at many famous Venues including the Cavern Club in Liverpool, as well as the Birmingham O2 Academy. The Soul Band rehearse every Tuesday after school and comprises of a full horn section, lead singer, two backing singers and a full rhythm section. Students that are currently not in the Soul Band are welcomed and encouraged to get involved in the Soul Band if they wish to.

Miss R. Newman