Accrington Academy stages School of Rock for its latest spectacular!
The music was turned up to 11 when Accrington Academy staged School of Rock as its latest spectacular.
With its annual production a highlight of the school calendar, the academy turned to the popular film and musical for inspiration, telling the story of Dewey Finn, a failed ‘wannabe’ rock star who winds up posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school.
But Dewey’s love of music soon takes over, converting his pupils to the cause and helping them to form a band.
Taking the lead role in the academy production was Year 13’s Oliver Hussey, with a guest appearance by staff band ‘No Vacancy,’ featuring Mr L Croniken, Mr K Croniken, Mr Tong and Mr Donnelly.
Running at the Queens Road West school on the 21st and 22nd November, the production played to packed houses, with the academy also staging a special matinee performance for the local primary schools on the 20th November.
Accrington Academy’s Head of School, Nicola Palmer, said that the show was the best one yet, commenting:
“We have done it again this year, getting the right mix of students with the right show – and it just worked!A huge ‘well done’to everyone involved for their hard work and dedication – yet another example of the academy’s commitment to deliver an #EducationwithCharacter.”