Art Exhibition - October 2017
Tuxford academy Post 16 artists and photographers have been invited to exhibit their work alongside the Retford Arts Society, at their Autumn exhibition being held at St. Swithuns Church, 1 Chapelgate, Retford DN22 6PL.
The exhibition is open to the public on Thursdays 11am to 4pm, Fridays 10am - 4pm and Saturdays 10am - 4pm from Thursday 12th October to Saturday 28th October 2017.
Photos coming soon.........
Some photographs from A Midsummer Night's Dream - July 2017
Art lesson in the Academy Gardens with Mrs Webb
New Multi Media Hub
One in twelve UK jobs is currently in the creative industries. With thanks to support from our governors, Tuxford Academy are very pleased to announce new facilities which will assist staff in offering a wider range of creative qualifications and skills for those wishing to pursue a career in the creative sector.
Tuxford Academy are now offering a Digital Media course - click here to read the Post 16 Subject Prospectus
Creative Arts New Build - January 2016 - to find out more, click here
Students working in the new drama studio - January 2016
After just a few months of construction our new Drama block is finally ready for use. The space is an amazing addition to our academy’s facilities: creating new classrooms, extra space and most importantly a fabulous state of the art drama studio (94m2 and 81m2), complete with top of the range integrated LED lighting and audio equipment.
Extra Curricular Activities for Creative & Expressive Arts Faculty
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Dance 4 Showcase Evening - January 2015
The following year 9 students took part in a show at The Playhouse, Nottingham:
Zaynab Odabashy, Emily Harris, Caitlin Parker, Harry Allen, Siobhan Ashton, Jhanavi Jeganraj, Tamzin Aldridge and Sydney Hope
They spent the whole day conducting technical and dress rehearsals and conducted themselves fantastically. They have only been working together since September and every other group in the show were from dance schools! They were a complete asset to the school. Well done all.
A Showcase evening took place in July and involved many students from all year groups of the academy.
A parent emailed in with the following comments:
"Well the final showcase of the year!
Great fun, great performances, great weather (more on this later).
Having been to all three performances this year, I have had the pleasure of, not only seeing great performances throughout the year but what must be one of the great pleasures of putting on these events, is seeing the growth in individuals and group performances. The majority of the performers have been through all three showcases and I have witnessed them improve, not only in their technical ability but in their confidence as individuals or as a part of a group, working together to achieve a goal.
I will repeat myself, great fun, great performances and now onto the weather or is it lack of air conditioning! Geoff.
Congratulations to all the teachers and pupils involved in all the events, it's been an honour for me to attend, please ensure that in the limited time remaining this academic year, that all those who have "sweated" to make the showcase happen, have their endeavours are recognised."
During the February half term the Drama Department took 50 GCSE & A Level Drama students to London for our annual residential. The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by staff and students alike. Tuxford students were a credit to the Academy as always!
The minute we arrived in London we were whisked to one of the oldest and biggest theatres in London; The Theatre Royal Drury Lane. We were lucky enough to enjoy a backstage tour of the theatre and learn how productions have been staged over the theatres 300 year history. Students were led through the haunted tunnels and backstage areas and were even allowed to go underneath the stage to gain an understanding of how sets are brought on and off the vast stage.
We were fortunate enough to get tickets to one of the biggest and newest shows in the west end; Matilda the musical. Having recently won numerous awards in London and on Broadway, the show is fantastic! The show is based on the classic book by Roald Dahl, contained some fantastic performances, particularly from the terrifying Miss Trunchbull!
We visited the world famous Pineapple Dance studios in Covent Garden and enjoyed a workshop delivered by cast members from Matilda. To say it was energetic would be an understatement! The physical workshop was a lot of fun, although despite a lot of persuasion Mr Baker instead opted to complete his Sudoku book. Students rehearsed and staged a musical number from the show and it looked fantastic!
On the final day of the trip we watched the hilarious comedy, The 39 Steps. The play, a spoof of the classic Hitchcock film of the same name, involves 3 actors playing over 100 roles! The play is a master class in physical comedy and literally had students in pain from laughing so much.
An impromptu tour of London led by the skilled tour guides Miss Rew and Mr Cox, was a particular talking point. From celebrity spotting to taking over M&M world, students were fantastic as always! The staff remarked once again how enjoyable the trip was and how easy the students made it.
Some comments from the students:
Harry in Year 10 said "The 39 Steps was really funny, it was very clever how only three actors played so many parts."
Jack, a Year 12 student, commented "It was a great trip! The 39 Steps was absolutely hilarious! I literally laughed from start to finish! The physical comedy was absolutely fantastic."
Finally, Rhiannon in Year 10 said "It was a fantastic trip, Matilda was fantastic and it was a great experience to work with a professional actor at Pineapple. The practical workshop was very intense, but great fun! Despite us trying to change his mind Mr Cox did insist he had an old injury which prevented him from participating in the workshop, although we didn’t believe him!"