SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS

Lymm’s schools have an excellent track record in the performing arts. The primary schools have great music tuition provision and active drama groups, with many children involved in music, dance and drama. However, the performing arts facilities for schools are limited.

There are limitations on space especially with the multifunctionality of the school hall – which also impacts on the size of audience and opportunities for staging .

Lymm schools participate in the annual Primary Arts Network which is an opportunity to showcase children’s talents through a collaborative Art exhibition held at the Pyramid as well as a collaborative public performance held at the Parr Hall. Some primary schools have also utilised local churches and the local community centre as performance spaces but to have bespoke facilities within Lymm High would be fantastic.

The primary schools together with Lymm High School have worked on a number of joint musical productions (the first one being Oh What a Lovely War! and more recently Oliver!). Both of these productions have had to be staged at the Parr Hall in Warrington to accommodate the size of the cast and the audience of parents and friends from all the schools.

Lymm High School has fantastic drama and music provision with its big band, brass band, strings group, flute choir, and a history of putting on ambitious school productions such as Les Miserables and West Side Story. The school has a coveted Artsmark Gold award from the Arts Council and in 2017 was one of only ten schools nationally to reach the finals of the National Theatre’s Connections festival, taking their production of Snowdragons to be performed at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre in London with all the professional support that entailed.

If you are involved in schools’ performing arts, please get in touch so that we can include you in our consultation on current and future performing arts activities and add some images to showcase your work here!

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