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Our Annual Production Builds Students’ Confidence​​​​​​​

Our students and staff once again did us proud - this time after working hard for months to put on our annual public pantomime production of Cinderella at the end of 2023.

The shows took place at the academy from December 7th to 9th.

Rosie Walker, Teacher of Art and Drama at Haven High Academy, said: “We have seen that student involvement in our annual production plays a key role in their success in life, and can also improve their mental health by helping them master anxiety - which in turn leads to self-esteem soaring.

“Students who take part also form new relationships with their peers across the age groups – helping them make friends for life.”

Nica, who played the Baroness/Evil Stepmother in the show, said: “Drama lessons here have given me a lot more self-esteem. Now when I am on stage I genuinely feel comfortable."

Molly, a Year 10 student, plays Buttons and said the teachers at Haven High Academy were really supportive.

Josh and Freddie played Ugly Sisters.

Josh said: “Our drama teachers here are amazing and it is great that the academy gives us this opportunity – everyone who wants to be involved is included.”

For the past 15 years Haven High Academy has presented a musical production just prior to Christmas.

From High School Musical in 2008 to Snow White in 2022, staff and students have impressed audiences totalling over 17,000 people.

Miss Walker said: “We have gained a reputation for creating shows to rival professional productions.

"Students who have starred in them in the past are now moving onto professional careers in the industry."