More New College students earn places at specialist Performing Arts colleges

Following Charlotte Atkinson and Miley Foley-Hall’s successful entry to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, additional New College performing arts students have gained places at other prestigious colleges and academies.

David Haigh, from Kettlethorpe High School, has received an unconditional offer at Bristol Old Vic for Production Arts Stage and Screen.

“Throughout my years at New College, I have gained valuable life and employability skills which I feel could not be achieved without the strong structure and teaching staff in the Performing Arts Department. I have been offered a place at Bristol Old Vic, developing my passion for the technical side of the theatre industry. A highly competitive course, Marc, our technician, has been hugely influential and supportive.”

Lewis Eades, from Campsmount Academy, is going on to study a BA hons in Acting at ALRA-Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.

“College has allowed me to explore my many skills and attributes, using the facilities and the expertise of the teaching and technical staff, I have been able to learn new techniques as well as improve my existing ones. College has supported me to explore my creativity as a performer and director freely. Our teachers have ensured I am confident in my progression into higher education and am well equipped with the skills to excel in the industry.”

Chloe Pearce, from The Snaith School, has gained a place at the Italia Conti Academy.

“Studying A-Level Drama and BTEC dance have both helped me to get into not one but two performing arts schools. Dance has allowed me to learn styles that I don’t do outside of college, making me more versatile, and drama has made me so much more confident”

Head of the school of Performing Arts at New College, Michelle Colvill, said, “These students have worked incredibly hard in their respective disciplines and have deserved the places offered to them. It is fantastic to see that our students from both the BTEC and traditional A level courses have prepared them well for their Higher Education courses.”

Lewis, Chloe and David in the John Godber Theatre at New College Pontefract

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