Curtain goes up on 10th drama event

Cameron Williamson, left, and Marion Terry perform.  112603b
Cameron Williamson, left, and Marion Terry perform. 112603b

MORE than 100 teenagers stepped into the limelight as part of an annual drama festival.

Now in its 10th year, the Year 7 Drama Festival has become a show stopping finale, rounding off students’ first year of dramatic study at Scalby School.

From backstage to centre stage, head of drama Chris Taylor said the two night production was a combined effort with all hands on deck.

He said: “ The emphasis is that every single student in the year group performs, to build their social skills, confidence and teamwork.

“Over the 10 years it’s been running, we’ve had 1500 students doing the Drama Festival.

“It’s just a bit of fun, each class does a 12 minute performance, the students and parents love it. It’s been absolutely lovely.”

The 2011 festival has raised £800 through ticket sales, adding to a grand total of £8,000 made over the last decade which has been spent on a new lighting rig and state-of-the-art facilities.

Scalby School pupils be performing the songs of Elton John in concert at the school on July 20, 7pm.