As the academic year came to an end the Performing Arts Team hosted the Third Annual MMaDD Awards (Music, Media, Dance and Drama Awards) on Tuesday 12th July. This event celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of Performing Arts Students throughout the academic year.

This academic year has certainly been one to celebrate with fantastic practical exam results, many high quality performances and of course our highly successful Academy Production Lion King Junior.

The event was outstanding with many enjoyable performances including big group numbers from Academy Orchestra, Dance Club, Vocalise and the debut performance of the Academy’s most able group – Performers. A big thank you goes to our Solo Performers of the evening Mary Carruthers, Chloe Griffiths, Georgia Robson and Grace Parkin Galway.
We were joined on the evening by past Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy student Connor Templeton. Connor inspired our students with a performance of his own material and an inspirational speech about his growing success in the music industry with his band Dalaro.
Awards were presented for student achievement in each individual discipline for accomplishment in three areas of Creativity, Collaboration and Commitment. Special recognition awards were also presented for Outstanding Musical Peripatetic Achievement and Outstanding contribution to the many Academy Performances this year.
Our brilliant 2015- 2016 Performing Arts Captain presented our new Captains with their badges to wear with pride in the new academic year. Congratulations PA Captains, we are looking forward to working with you more next year.

Special Congratulations must go to the winners of the Subject Stars Awards, Quadruple threat Performer and Our Ian Leaf Outstanding Achievement Award.
Subject Star Music- Alice Norton
Subject Star Media- Kuba Woloszyn
Subject Star Dance- Georgia Robson
Subject Star Drama – Jemma Martin
Quadruple Threat Performer- Lily Bell
Ian Leaf Outstanding Achievement- Chloe Griffiths

A big Thank you to everyone who contributed and supported the event. We hope all of the Performing Arts students are proud of their achievements this year. It was lovely to see you so proud and supportive of each other during the evening.

Thank you for all of the support shown to the Performing Arts Department throughout the academic year with all of our many performances and events. We could not achieve the final work without the help and support of our Students, Parents and Lord Lawson Staff.
Wishing you a restful summer from the whole Performing Arts Department. We look forward to seeing you next year when Rehearsals will begin for our 2017 Academy production of “Our House”,

Miss Brown
Subject Leader Performing Arts