Latest News

We will be regularly updating this section to outline the amazing opportunities and achievements of our students. We hope you follow our journey.

The Hyndburn Academy Peter Pan Production gets off to a flying start.

The Hyndburn Academy Peter Pan Production gets off to a flying start.

Published on : 30 March 2022 / Categories: Event

This week, students and staff at The Hyndburn Academy in Rishton put on a series of spectacular performances of Peter Pan across three sold-out nights.

For the first time since the pandemic, The Hyndburn Academy welcomed a full house of family, friends and staff to watch the special trio of performances. With auditions for the show taking place back in September, cast members were itching to take to the stage after many months of perfecting their roles.

Auditions were open to all-year groups, which resulted in a fantastic opportunity for students of different ages to show off their talents in one ensemble performance. The lead roles of Peter Pan and Wendy were played by Lily Tattersall and Holly Beaghan respectively, with Molly Mae Proctor and Ruby Gainford taking on the famous character of Captain Hook.

Behind the scenes, students also worked hard to make the show a success. They created many of the props during art enrichment classes, with larger props generously provided by a parent and local business owner Andrew Fielding of Fielding Fabrications.

Subhan, a Year 8 student at The Hyndburn Academy, played Noodler said:

"This is my first time in a school show, and I've really enjoyed it. It's super exciting to perform in front of so many people and it has been a great way to make new friends."

Katie Allcott, Performing Arts Lead at The Hyndburn Academy, said:

"After two years of waiting, it has been a pleasure to see our talented students rise to the occasion again. A massive thank you and congratulations to all that have made this possible, I am bursting with pride!"

Miss N Palmer, Headteacher at The Hyndburn Academy, said:

“It has been fantastic to welcome back families and friends of the school for this full-scale performance to share the achievements and hard work of our wonderful cast and crew. They have been working tirelessly to perfect the show, supported by our excellent performing arts department, and the reaction from the audience was electric.

“Collaboration is essential to the successful production of any show, I’m so proud of how students have worked together to create a spectacular performance. Their ambition and commitment certainly make them role models for students throughout our school and will inspire those looking forward to next year’s production already.” 

Previous Article A week at Jamie's Farm
Next Article Students fly out to Morocco as part of the UK Turing Scheme

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

Financial Accountability and Freedom of Information
Website Terms, Cookies and Privacy

Icons made by Kiranshastry and Learning icons created by Icon Pond - Flaticon

United Learning