Witney News - WOAPA @ Springfield School

Witney - A view from Church Green

Advertisements

WOAPA @ Springfield School

WOAPA - West Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts (Witney, Oxford) are teaming up with Springfield School, Witney, to provide an inclusive, after-school, singing dance and drama class for students with special needs at Springfield, through which valuable life skills can be developed.

WOAPA is West Oxfordshire's newest performing arts academy whose stage school for children, offering singing dancing and acting classes to children aged 4 - 16, operates at weekends in Witney.

WOAPA Principal, Brian Conroy, was previously a founder-director of Witney-based "Wild Theatre Co", which gave opportunities to young people with physical and learning disabilities in performance.
Wild Theatre Co's successes included performances at The Royal Albert Hall and Festival Hall, London, as well as appearances on central TV and Songs of Praise.

As well as delivering tuition in singing dance and drama, the after-school classes, which start in September, aim to develop:
Increased confidence
Growing self-esteem
An expanding imagination
Creativity
Co-ordination

"We had some requests from parents to look into the possibility of providing after school classes in performing arts" said Gwen Taylor - Out of School Liaison Officer at Springfield School, Witney. "We are really looking forward to working with WOAPA".

"We are so excited to be taking our own style of performing arts tuition into Springfield school" added Brian.

Posted : 05/07/2012 17:23:00

Other recent Witney news items


Council tax one of the lowest in the country

Sound investment and efficient operation have meant West Oxfordshire District Council is once again able to charge the second lowest council tax in England. The Council has set a three per cent in...[more]


Bin collections resume after snow

Bin collections in West Oxfordshire have resumed today (Monday 5 March). Despite facing challenging conditions last week, West Oxfordshire District Councilís contractor, Ubico Ltd, managed to comp...[more]


Bin collections cancelled Friday and Saturday

Please be aware that there will be no bin collections in West Oxfordshire on Friday and Saturday (2 and 3 March). Ubico Ltd, our waste contractor, will continue to monitor the weather conditions a...[more]


To view the full Witney Blog, click here