Over 50 youngsters from Years 7 to 13 at Brixham College showcased some of the best Music, Media, Art, Drama and Dance (MMADD) talent in the bay when they performed at one of the college’s most anticipated events of its academic year.
Brixham College’s MMADD annual end of term talent show has been running for over a decade and as a bid to correct the balance put out by TV talent shows, is not judged but simply consumed and enjoyed by the whole college community. As a successful and strong advocate for the arts it has become a fun, creative and highly enjoyable medium where students of all ages can express their individuality, competence, character and skill whilst demonstrating concepts learnt in the classroom. With many using it as a springboard to study drama and music at University, the majority use the challenging, enriching and confidence boosting experience as part of their personal development.
“The MMADD Show and the support from everyone involved encourages confidence, self-worth and gives my son a chance to make new friends and feel part of a very special event; fantastic!” explains Gilly, mother to Wesley in Year 9.
The performance hall was filled to capacity with fellow students, parents, staff, family and friends for the popular, sold out event with guests being greeted onto campus to the beats of Brixham College’s Big Band.
“It’s an inspirational evening, which takes a lot of time, confidence and skill to put together. It’s just great!” enthused Mandy, mum to performer Emily Year 9.
The stage came to life with performers expressing themselves and celebrating their love of music, passion for the arts and natural rhythm for dance to captivate the audience for two hours of pure MMADDness. Amongst this year’s performers were a Yr 7 girl band, Jack Yr. 9, Matt U11, Maisie Yr. 10, Lucy Y 13 and Wesley Yr. 9. Years 10 and 11 GCSE Textiles students then wowed guests with their flair, edge and creativity in a show stopping fashion extravaganza.
“We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts as a spectator or performer. The MMADD Show is great for performing students to get up on stage in a large venue in front of a big, receptive audience and gives us a chance for us to say that we value their talent, enthusiasm and joy of performing,” Says Graeme Hardman, faculty leader for Creative Media at Brixham College. “The arts are an integral part of a broad and balanced education and we’re proud to provide an environment where unusual talent and creative ambition thrives” he adds.
And as Holly, age 7 tells us “ I think my sister Faye was amazing – I’ve had a great evening”.Follow