During our Spring Break the Arts Academy Performing, Media and Visual Arts 6th Form students went on a trip of a lifetime to New York.  During the 6 day excursion the students visited the sights of The Big Apple and immersed themselves in the culture and style of the city.  The students started the trip with a visit to Times Square.  This was followed by seeing the iconic sights and sounds of NYC as they visited The Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, The Guggenheim, MOMA, The Metropolitan Museum,  Statue of Liberty, Madison Square Park, Ellens Stardust Diner, 5th Avenue, Wall Street, Central Park, museum of Natural History, Broadway Dance Center and 9/11 Memorial Fountains and 9/11 Museum. 

The students were a credit to the school as the demonstrated outstanding levels of behaviour,  they quickly were able to navigate around the city and started to soak up all of the culture they experienced.  It was great to see them begin to develop their understanding of different cultures and learn about the rich history of the island Manhattan.  At the end of the trip the students did not want to leave as they had accomplished and experienced so much in such a short space of time.  The trip created many memorable experiences for the students.  We cant wait to get back next year! 

If you are in Y11 and are interested in attending the NYC Trip or being part of the Arts Academy please come and see Mrs Aylward for further information.       

Arts Academy News

This week our A Level Drama students went to see the production of Shakespeare "King Lear" at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.  The piece was performed by Talawa Theatre Company with actor Don Warrington in the title role.  The piece of live theatre has performed to sell out audiences and has received rave reviews for is depth and dramatic use of characterisation.  This is one of the many theatre visits the Arts Academy students undertake as part of their development in Performing Arts. 

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LIPA term starts again on Saturday 23rd April and this term we a re busy preparing for our Trinity Musical Theatre examinations on the 21st May and our annual showcase at St Helens Theatre Royal on the 4th July.  We are also excited to see our Pre-School Early Starts Minis classes start on Saturdays for 2-3 year olds.  Our Advanced Dancers and singers are also very busy preparing for a number of concerts and competitions they are taking part in this term.

If you would like more information about LIPA 4-19 @ Rainhill please contact us directly at liparhs@sthelens.org.uk or visit our Facebook Page Lipa Rainhill.