Academy showcase supports cancer charity

Academy showcase supports cancer charity

Hanham Woods Academy’s talented actors, dancers and musicians took centre stage at a recent performing arts showcase.

With more than 40 Bristol students taking part from Years 7-11, the show included different genres of music and theatre, such as pop, musicals, rock and metal from bands and solo artists, as well as drama performances, dances and even stand-up comedy.

The show – which was entirely produced and run by students – raised more than £350 from ticket sales and a raffle. The money was split between the cancer charity BUST (Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust), a Bristol-based charity founded by patients for patients to support the work of the Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital and buying new equipment for music and drama.

Anièle Filain, music curriculum leader and showcase organiser, said: “Our students are truly exceptional; they consistently show great leadership skills and they are so supportive towards their peers and staff. The Summer Showcase is another way to demonstrate the day-to-day life of what these students do here at Hanham Woods Academy.

“I am extremely proud. Thank you to all students and colleagues who have helped out with the event.”