School to host academies for first arts festival

A LANCING school is to host an arts festival attended by four other academies from up and down the country.

SRWA Orchestra
SRWA Orchestra

The Sir Robert Woodard Academy (SRWA) in Upper Boundstone Lane, Lancing, will be joined by four other academies from the Woodard group for an evening of music, dance, drama and comedy on June 24 in the main hall.

The show will open with the steel bands from the Littlehampton Academy and SRWA, and will close with the orchestras and choirs performing songs from The Lion King.

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On May 6 at St John’s Smith Square concert hall in London, the SRWA orchestra performed at the Woodard Musician of the Year competition.

Parent, Mrs Taylor, said: “The orchestra keeps on getting better and better even though that seems like an impossibility. Lots of people approached our students to say they should enter for Musician of the Year next year.”

Director of performing arts, Mr Williams, said: “What better way to spend a bank holiday Sunday than in the company of such talented and outstanding young people, they were a credit to the Academy, their family and friends and the local community.”

Arts festival tickets are free from SRWA reception.