Students in Yate and Winterbourne join opera company to stage end-of-term production

August 02 2016

PUPILS at the three schools making up the Ridings’ Federation of Academies helped English Touring Opera stage a production about migrants.

PUPILS at the three schools making up the Ridings’ Federation of Academies helped English Touring Opera stage a production about migrants.
The youngsters from Yate and Winterbourne international academies and the Woodlands primary phase in Yate were all involved in the end-of-year performance.
It was the first time since the federation was formed that the schools had joined up for such a project.
Over five days the opera company was in residence, working with 50 pupils to produce Sand, Surf, Snow.
It told how migrants made the journey from the Middle East to Europe, with some of the material coming from the pupils’ own ideas.
The students took on a variety of roles, from performers to technicians and as part of the on-stage band.
The week culminated in two performances at the Winterbourne Arts Centre