Castle Manor Academy Students PROUD of their new Curriculum

This year, Castle Manor Academy have launched a new PROUD curriculum with their Year 7 students, which puts special emphasis on the creative subjects and developing our young people’s performance skills.  Their hard work since arriving at Castle Manor was showcased last Wednesday evening in front of a hall of 200 friends and family.

The school hall had been transformed into a Roald Dahl experience: giant wire sculptures and a sewn wigwam of infamous Dahl characters, such as the BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox and Matilda came to life; catering delicacies from Dahl’s ‘Revolting Recipes’ were made and delivered to guests and grass heads crafted and designed into The Twits brought another table to life.  All of this was for guests to admire before the performance had even begun!

During the showcase, the children’s dramatic talents were demonstrated in their acting of scenes from Matilda (inspired by the year group’s visit to the West End show) and their musical and dancing skills through their performance of ‘Revolting Children’.  Children who had never been on stage before were impressive in their confidence, enthusiasm and resilient attitude.

The staff from Castle Manor that were involved in the curriculum this term were incredibly proud of the children and feedback from parents that it was “incredible” and “exciting” were well deserved.

Ele Stoneham, Partnership Director of All-through Curriculum, has led the development of the new curriculum which crosses primary and secondary phases to improve learning, was pleased with the event “Our students have worked very hard this term and produced an innovative outcome. They have enjoyed looking at learning from a different angle. I know they are already looking forward to their Haverhill Heroes project next term, for which the final performance will be a high quality awards ceremony at Haverhill Arts Centre.”

Members of the whole Haverhill Community are invited to take part in their next project, which will deliver the awards ceremony for the Haverhill Heroes project, which is being run jointly with the Haverhill News. Make your nominations now via the Haverhill News website.

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