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New course means students can stay closer to home

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Sixth form students wishing to study Musical Theatre will be able to take advantage of a new course which launches later this year.

Norton College and Kirkham Henry Performing Arts have teamed up to offer the BTEC Performing Arts qualification from September.

Currently, students interested in the subject must travel to either York or Scarborough.

As a result, Dr Sue Hawes, head of performing arts at Norton College, and Angela Kirkham, artistic director of Kirkham Henry, are currently in negotiations to put their mutual skills to good use.

“We have trained many young people who have since graduated to top Performing Arts Colleges and who have struggled with the travelling and the demands of A levels,” said Angela. “This is extremely stressful and the new BTEC course will be ideally suited for aspiring performers within the locality. Dance teachers with unrivalled experience and expertise will join the Norton College team to provide comprehensive training for any student enrolling as a sixth former at the College.”

Sue added: “This is a brilliant opportunity for young people with a flair and talent in musical theatre to work with excellent practitioners who have a passion for enabling students to progress to the top colleges and universities to study performing arts.”

An information evening will be held at Norton College sixth form on Monday, March 5.

Pictured: Angela Kirkham (left) and Dr Sue Hawes

 

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