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Annuual Report 2010

Yet another new and exciting year has taken place since our last report. Both senior and junior groups have excelled in performance, examinations and in rehearsals. It gives us so much pleasure to see these young people grow in talent and in their personal lives by becoming proficient actors as well as decent and caring human beings. Learning to be an actor means learning to take on the persona of the character and this, in turn, means studying the characters personality, and through that, learning life’s lessons. This rule applies to both the good and bad character roles taken on, in that the actor can begin to understand the behaviour in both the good and evil roles and, recognizing the difference between them, apply the acceptable parts to their own life. Wings of Eagles Performing Arts being a Christian Based organization helps students in learning to take on the diverse characters they portray and through those diverse parts are able to add to their own concept of life as they have experienced it.

Sept 2009 – Nov 2009

We were asked once again asked to present a show for the City of Carlisle Forum which raises money for charities in the city of Carlisle. We were pleased to do this and after due rehearsals we performed a Christian Circus. Songs from the Broadway show “Barnum” and Cliff Richard’s “Millennium Prayer” were performed along with several others. Each pupil recited a poem written by Christian circus clowns as well as miming tight rope walking, juggling, knife throwing and clowning. Dancing to “Come follow the band” was the final highlight of the show.

Jan 2010 – July 2010

Both Senior and junior groups were busy rehearsing their poetry, Bible readings and monologues in preparation for the Carlisle and District Music and Drama Festival from the 8th to the 13th March. This took place at St Cuthbert’s church in Carlisle and the results for our pupils were very exciting. Many pupils obtained 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in their classes. One outstanding pupil, Alex Magill, age 16 was awarded “The Lanclyn Trophy” for “Speech & Drama Performance Worthy of Note”.

The London Academy of Music and Drama (L.A.M.D.A.) examinations in various grades took place betweenRachel January and March. Rachel Hunter (18) passed her Speech & Drama Silver Medal examination with a ‘Distinction’. Later on, she was also awarded a ‘Distinction’ and 94 marks for her Acting Duologue with a friend. Rachel was also awarded an Outstanding Distinction by the English Speaking Board (ESB) for her presentation in the ‘Advanced Certificate in Language Arts’.

JamesTwo extremely talented brothers, James (18) and Alex (16) Magill auditioned for The National Youth Theatre and both won places out of thousands of applicants. Alex is at present (Summer 2010) appearing with the National Youth Theatre in a London production. Alex was also awarded a L.A.M.D.A. Gold Medal for Acting with ‘Distinction’ and brother James was awarded a L.A.M.D.A. Gold Medal with ‘Distinction’ and 92 marks for Mime. Another talented senior pupil, Simon Smith (17) was awarded a L.A.M.D.A. Gold Medal with High Merit for Acting.

The English Speaking Board examinations were taken by nearly all of our junior Alexpupils and the results were an outstanding success with every pupil entered obtaining an ‘Overall Distinction’.

ESB groupOur year end concert “Flying High” was presented at the Rockcliffe Centre to audience of mostly parents and relatives but enjoyed by everyone. The pupils performed examples of their poetry pieces, Christian Dance, Monologues and one pupil presented her ESB project. Money was raised for the ‘Tumaini Fund’ a Christian charity for widows and orphans in Tanzania.

We are still awaiting the results of the L.A.M.D.A. Bronze medal for speech and prose taken by Stephanie Farish (18) one of our senior pupils also the Gold medals for acting taken by Esther Wilkes (18) and Rachel Hunter (18). Esther and Rachel

Esther Wilkes will be leaving us to go to the Riverside School of Performing Arts which is a Christian Performing Arts School in Birmingham. She will be taking her Christian work into schools and churches. We are thrilled for her and yet we will miss her. Simon Smith is going to Newcastle University as is Stephanie Farish who will be studying Human Resources.

News of past pupils.

Kerry Thornton now resides in New Zealand and is running a Christian Theatre group. Kerry was with us from the age of 10 to 18 years of age.

Katie Jackson is presently employed by ‘Razzamatazz’ and working with children in Tenerife. She is presently on the brink of producing her 1st CD. Katie was with us also from age 8 to 18.

Claire Mattinson runs a successful performing arts group of her own called ‘Harlequin’. She was one of three women to be chosen ‘Cumbria Woman of the Year 2010’. Her group puts on performances and nativity plays for local churches as well as songs and dances in West Cumbria.

Past pupils please get in touch via our web site and let us know what you are doing. We would love to hear from you.

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