“I just loved being part of the Performing Arts Festival, being on stage with my friends. We were so nervous, but had so much fun”
Nurturing creativity and originality
The Transform Performing Arts Festivals have become much anticipated and hugely popular events in the Transform calendar. We hold events in the summer term and at Christmas, where children from all trust schools come together to sing, dance, perform and to showcase their prepared pieces. As well as performing to the rest of the audience, the children rehearse communal songs ahead of time that the children all enjoy together. We are now in our third year of running the festivals with our most recent Christmas Festival taking place on 3rd December 2019 which was our very best yet. 400 children wowed with their amazing performances, huge smiles and of course lots of tinsel!
We are very lucky to be so well supported by local secondary school, The Nottingham Emmanuel School, who kindly host our festivals. They not only provide the perfect venue for our staff and children to make the most of the day, but we are so warmly welcomed back every year.
The events have brought children together from across year groups and also across all 18 of our schools in Transform. The impact back in school has been incredibly positive, bringing a fresh and vibrant energy to the art curriculum and adding value to the children’s experience of the Arts as a whole. Each summer festival takes on a different theme and we are looking forward to the ‘Through the years’ theme in summer 2020.