11th Apr, 2021

Tudor Grange pupils create festive DVD for the Alex and local care homes

STUDENTS at Tudor Grange Academy are spreading more than a little Christmas cheer this year with a festive DVD for the Alexandra Hospital and local care homes.

Not only that, but proceeds from its sale will go to Redditch Nightstop to combat homelessness among young people.

Come December pupils would normally be rehearsing and preparing for their annual Christmas Carol Service and visits to the local community residential care homes.

However this year with Covid restrictions that hasn’t been possible, but, undeterred, the performing arts department is instead producing a filmed version of their students performing songs, carols and dance to share the message of hope.

The film will be distributed on DVD and will also be on sale to TGAR family and friends.

Music and Performing Arts teacher Tracey Wright, said: ‘’This project has given our students a positive focus this term and we are really pleased to be raising funds again for Redditch Nightstop.

“All students have excelled themselves, taking ownership of performance, lighting, design and filming.

“A special ‘thank you’ must go to George Evans from Year 13 for his hours of filming and editing and Joshua Shewell of Year 11 for his creative lighting.

“We would also like to thank TopEnts UK who provided the lighting to support this project.”

Academy Principal Jodie Bolter added: “I am so proud of our students and our school community.

“They have taken it upon themselves to organise all of this on their own with Mrs Wright’s help.

“Every year we love going out into the local community to sing carols so this is the next best thing! We hope it brings hope this Christmas and puts a smile on everyone’s faces.”

A teaser clip of the film can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8HggX3gvI4

The DVDs cost £10 from Tudor Grange on Parent Pay – contact Mrs Wright on 01527 523088 or email: twright@redditch.tgacademy.org.uk

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