Students get creative in a festive variety show
Dec 22 2008 by Hazel Ettienne, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
STUDENTS in Rawthorpe organised a Christmas Variety performance, including the headteacher’s address, as part of their coursework.
Year 10 Creative and Media Diploma Group students at the Netherhall Learning Campus took responsibility for the whole evening as part of their studies.
Performers included Jackie Knell singing “I don’t know how to love him’ and James McGrath playing a guitar solo “Into the Funk”.
As well as contributing to the evening’s entertainment, they were both being marked by accredited assessors as part of their BTec Performing Arts course.
Director of Specialism, Helen Turnbull said: “We’re delighted to be offering such a wide range of arts-based courses but assessment is a problem. We have to include some examination pieces in the concerts. However, it does increase the pressure on the students”
As well as the concert, the diploma group organised a raffle and a “Guess the weight of the cake” competition to raise money for musical instruments for the campus playgroup, Rawthorpe Rascals.