Central Lancaster High School have recently showcased the tenth year of their annual show, Spotlight.
The first Spotlight performance took place in December 2008, showcasing a celebration of dance, drama and music performances from pupils, to give them an opportunity to share the outcome of their hard work with parents, families, friends and the community. Over the last ten years the Spotlight performances have grown in magnitude with cast numbers well into the hundreds, including performances from local primary schools and production pieces that were performed at Sadler’s Wells and The Royal Albert Hall Theatres in London.
Each year has seen a different theme, and 2018 being no different, the school used the production as an outlet to highlight to the audience and communicate key issues that affect society, and therefore the pupils, today.
Head of Performing Arts, Victoria Crossman said, “This performance was written for our pupils by our pupils. They tackled some strong issues including equal rights for women, LGBT themes and racism. These were beautifully directed and choreographed by the staff team behind the show, and what better way to influence and educate our audience than through the arts!”
The performance included 97 pupils and a Year 6 performance from Christ Church C of E primary school. The school also raised £150 for Lancaster Women’s Refuge and the Stonewall Charity of which Central Lancaster are the flagship school.
Next year’s show has already been confirmed; ‘Time to Shine’ will showcase in April 2019 and will be a School Musical written by a member of staff.