Stage success for Thomas Clarkson students

Thomas Clarkson students with a member of Diversity

Thomas Clarkson students with a member of Diversity - Credit: Archant

Wisbech students are storming stages across the country including a prestigious show at London’s O2 Arena and two students meeting a member of dance group Diversity.

Thomas Clarkson dance group Inspire

Thomas Clarkson dance group Inspire - Credit: Archant

Wisbech students are storming stages across the country including a prestigious show at London’s O2 Arena and two students meeting a member of dance group Diversity.

Thomas Clarkson Academy are performing at a Youth Dance England event this weekend while the school choir has already performed at an O2 Arena event.

In addition two students have taken part in a workshop with dance troupe Diversity, after one won a golden ticket on a recent school trip.

The youth dance event on Saturday will see students showcase their talent in the newly formed dance company Inspire.


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The group is made up of six dancers - Anais Baghdouyan, Chloe Browne, Joshua Dorman, Charlotte Lyons, Poppy Wabe-Hughes and Keira Williams.

Leader of expressive arts Lisa Tarsitano said: “They have worked really hard to put together an impressive routine. This event will give them a great opportunity to show just what TCA dancers can do.”

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The 02 Arena show involved members of the Children’s Saturday Music School Choir which rehearses at the academy each Saturday during term time.

The school choir was positioned right at the front of the stage and performed with more than 7,000 other students from schools across the UK.

Young Voices is a charitable organisation which uses music and singing to raise funds for a number of children’s charities, including CLIC Sargent.

TCA’s leader of music Gayna O’Rourke said: “Performing with the Young Voices Choir allows our students the exciting opportunity to perform at one of the most exciting modern performance spaces in the country whilst singing a varied programme of songs, from pop songs to Mozart.“

The Diversity meeting happened after Thomas Clarkson student Sophie Jackson won a golden ticket in an event programme to spend the day with the famous troupe.

She chose to take her friend Amy Bassi-Cullen to enjoy a dance workshop session joined by Diversity’s leader Ashley Banjo.

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