Every year the Performance Department runs a school show which is performed in December in our Fells Theatre. In the past our shows have included Fame, Little Shop of Horrors and Les Misérables. In 2018 our production was Our House. As well as taking part, we also have student band which play alongside – any student who can play an instrument is welcome.
Shakespeare Schools Festival
Students from all year groups rehearse an abridged Shakespeare play and perform it to a paying audience at a professional theatre alongside three other schools (each having chosen a different play). Across the country there are around 1,500 schools who take part.
Nine Sixth Form students and two teachers headed for Elmina, a small fishing village in Ghana during Summer 2017. The trip was two years in the making and blossomed from a five-year partnership with Partner Schools Worldwide. The group visited Elmina Methodist School to help build a canteen and make “buddies” with the students. South Craven already has a connection with the school, as they helped build a library a few years prior.
The trip also involved a treetop walk in the rainforest, sampling the local cuisine and visiting Elmina Castle to find out about the historic slave trade which took place centuries ago. South Craven School is extremely grateful to local businesses and clubs who helped raise money for the trip, from hosting events to donating raffle prizes.
New York 2018
South Craven ran a trip to New York in February 2018 for Sixth Form students. We flew from Manchester Airport and stayed for seven days and six nights in a central NYC hotel. Students experienced a new lifestyle, saw world famous landmarks and developed their independence.