Disneyland Paris

A group of students from New Forest Academy and local feeder schools travelled to Disneyland Paris with Community Engagement Lead and owner of Shine Studios Emma Williams. The students were one of only 5 groups from the United Kingdom to be selected to perform in the Disney parade, they also performed on the Videopolis stage.

West Quay Halloween Flashmob

The Performance Team were selected by London firm Frank PR to create a Halloween flash mob for West Quay Shopping Centre. Students worked hard during rehearsals and a professional make-up artist visit transformed them into zombies. A video of the performance went ‘viral’ on social media with 9000 views.

Fawley Christmas Light Switch On and Lepe Country Park

Performance Team braved the cold in order to perform a showcase of singing, dancing and poetry for hundred of local residents, one of which was so impressed they sent in a donation for the group to fund future activities.

The following weekend the students performed to visitors at Lepe Country Park.

Hampshire Music Service Grant

Following a successful application New Forest Academy was awarded £1000 to purchase instruments for the academy with the aim of making music accessible to all. These instruments are used by pupils who otherwise might not be able to fund the purchase of their own instrument. In total 2 clarinets, 2 flutes and a saxophone were purchased and are enjoyed by pupils across the academy.

Tesco Groundworks Grant

A successful application to the Tesco Bags Of Help scheme saw New Forest Academy awarded £2000 to fund the building of a sheltered area in The Quad.

Students relish gathering at lunchtime with their peers in this area which also provides shade in Summer months as well as a super area for Father Christmas during our Christmas Fayre.

Christmas Fayre

Following the cancellation of the annual Fawley Christmas Fayre, New Forest Academy stepped in the save this local tradition.

With over 30 stalls from local business, student and staff volunteers, performances, refreshments, bouncy castles and even a Santa’s grotto over 300 local residents enjoyed a free afternoon of Christmas festivities.

Dance Studio

An unused room in the Drama Block was transformed into a fully equipped dance studio by Community Engagement Lead and owner of Shine Studios Emma Williams. With donations from local businesses and an army of volunteers, hard work was put in over many months in order to create a beautiful performing arts space. The dance studio is enjoyed by students as well as by many children from the local community.

Abby's Heroes Charity Event at West Quay

Performance Team and Shine Studios performed at West Quay as part of a dance event to raise money for local charity Abby’s heroes. The charity was set up by Abby’s parents to support local families facing the harsh diagnosis of childhood cancer following the passing of their daughter Abby from Ewing’s Sarcoma.

Hampshire Library Service Summer Reading Challenge

Hampshire Library Service selected Performance Team to work alongside them in the promotion of their Summer Reading Challenge via performing arts. The pupils participated in a tour of local infant and junior schools which saw their promotion area have the highest increase in participation out of the whole of Hampshire.