Leeds West Academy students have been celebrating the festive season with a Christmas Concert and a Foundation School service at St. Thomas’ Parish Church in Stanningley.
The Christmas Concert is a showcase of Performing Arts from all year groups and Sixth Form, including specially choreographed dance pieces, newly devised drama and a host of festive musical numbers. The evening is a purely extra-curricular activity led by students from rehearsal to performance, presented with lighting and sound from a student technical crew.
As is tradition, a cameo appearance was made by Principal Nick Hinchliffe, who said: "A huge thank-you to everybody who attended the evening with massive thanks to all of our skilled performers. Every year the Christmas Concert gets better and better. The talent on display was outstanding, with astonishing dance, drama and music. We couldn't hope for a better start to the festive season."
Year 7 also spent a day at St. Thomas' Parish Church in Stanningley, performing a series of musical numbers and carols as part of a public service. Music Teacher Mrs Kurij added: "We've had so many kind comments from those who attended the service, praising our Year 7 performers. Well done to everyone who took part in the day and very special thanks to St. Thomas' for such a special collaboration this Christmas."
Throughout the final week of term there will be further festive performances from students and staff as part of Rewards Assemblies, recognising achievement and progress this term.