STUDENTS CELEBRATE THE END OF ACADEMIC YEAR WITH A FASHION, DANCE AND MUSIC SHOW
Students from Tower Hamlets College celebrated the end of the academic year with an artistic show comprising fashion, dance and music which they put on for their parents and teaching staff at the College’s Arbour Square campus, in Stepney.
The students, aged 14-16 and who are newly arrived in the UK in the last year, took to the catwalk modelling their own innovative fashions with costumes created by the students, including one Spanish style flamenco dress made out of newspaper, performed musical and singing performances, with some playing their own instruments and dance performances choreographed by themselves, and ended with a high school musical number involving all the students. They also gave presentations to the audience about their experiences of arriving in the UK and their studies.
All of the students come from different countries including Bangladesh, Hungary, Italy and from south America and have all newly arrived in the UK over the last year, so it has been remarkable for both parents and staff to watch the progression the students have made with the language skills and confidence.
Tower Hamlets College provides an adapted curriculum for the students which includes maths and sciences, but also English language teaching through the College’s ESOL provision.
The students also enjoy drama and art as part of their study and visits to key London landmarks, so that they can learn about their new culture.
Speaking after the show, Anita Stewart, Head of 14-16 provision at the College said:
‘These students have really progressed in the last year into confident young people with a great future. They all enjoy art and performing and this show was a great opportunity to showcase their wonderful talents and skills and I know they really enjoyed it too.’