Year 9 EMPOWER Day - Street Culture Day

The year 9 students showcased their creative side at this year’s Street Day Culture Empower day. Students carried out two workshops during the day and then came back to exhibit and perform their work to the rest of the year group. Students made some fantastic tasty spring rolls which were presented as awards to selected empowered students from the day. The Art team looked at carnival inspired masks and showcased these through a fashion catwalk.   The Street Graffiti workshop really captured the student’s personal emotions. They learnt basic techniques inspired by the female graffiti artist known as “Boxhead.” In Performing Arts the theatre workshop saw students experimenting with a variety of street conversations inspired by discussions heard in various circumstances. The music department led a rhythm based performance using junk instruments. Students put on a loud and energetic musical theatre performance inspired by the west end show ‘Stomp’. The final item was a performance by the street dancers who gave an incredible routine.   Overall, the day was a huge success and a highly enjoyable experience showcasing the array of talents in the year group.  We look forward to doing it all again next year.