Summer Arts Festival is most successful ever

Samuel Whitbread Academy Summer Arts Festival
Samuel Whitbread Academy Summer Arts Festival

An exciting programme of events ranging from displays of art and pottery to drama, dance, cheerleading, busking and even a fashion show made this year’s Summer Arts Festival at Samuel Whitbread Academy one of the best ever.

More than 600 parents were there to see their children triumph across a variety of disciplines with students from Year 1 to Year 13 taking part alongside staff and members of local community choirs.

Principal Rob Robson said: “the quality of work on display and the level of performance of those involved was truly amazing.

“It was a fantastic embodiment of what ‘best’ is all about.”

Year 9 sports day saw Pendelton House following after their namesake Victoria Pendleton and being crowned the victors. Year 12 had a more relaxed attitude while Year 10’s sports day had to be postponed because of the rain.

Year 8 pupils from feeder schools attended the Academy during transition week when students took part in a raft of different activities inclduing team building, school tours and competitions.

After a very busy Year 9 parents evening, Mr Robson said he would welcome feedback: “With so many parents to see it’s always a challenge to stick to time and we are constantly looking at ways to make things run more smoothly.”