Creative arts celebrated in college awards

Staff and students travelled to the Riviera International Centre in Torquay on 18 June to take part in the College’s Creative Arts Awards Evening.

The evening, organised and presented by the College’s Creative Arts staff, included a wide variety of performances; highlights included a montage of A Level Drama examination pieces (including excerpts from Sarah Kane’s final work ‘4.48 – Psychosis’), a performance of Queen’s ‘It’s a Kind of Magic’ by the College Band, Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 Dance students performing to ‘Someone you Loved’ by Lewis Capaldi and a film showcasing the Art award winners’ work created throughout the academic year. 

Following the performances, each department presented their own, tailor-made categories for their subjects, including ‘Most Creative Sketchbook’ in Art and ‘Best Devised Performance’ in Performing Arts. Students from each academic year were recognised for their efforts and achievements. 

Attending the ceremony were Roger and Annie Kirk, founders of The Helen Foundation, a charity that supports the creative arts in the Teignbridge area. Their award, given to a single student who has shown outstanding aptitude and dedication to the creative arts, was presented to Year 11 student, Owen Milton; an all-round performer and musician who regularly plays a pivotal role in College performances. Year 13 students, Elysia Stent, Holly Flory and Joseph Ryder, were all awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award for their contribution to the Art, Performing Arts and Drama Departments respectively.  

Owen Milton winning The Helen Foundation award
Teacher of Performing Arts and Dance, Sarah Wilkinson, said of the event: “The whole of the Creative Arts Department really looks forward to this event; it is such a fantastic opportunity to give our students the recognition they truly deserve for all of their hard work during the past year. To see how these students have grown and honed their craft is truly inspiring and it was a pleasure and privilege to celebrate with them in this formal way.”
Vocal group receiving awards
Creative Arts Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School 6