On Wednesday the 15th and Thursday 16th July, Isaac Newton Academy presented our 2015 annual whole-school production of Oliver Twist. The show was our own re-telling of the classic Charles Dickens novel, and showcased the skills of a range of students from across KS3.

As well as the students singing, acting and dancing on stage, our dedicated and accomplished student band was playing backstage to accompany the action. Student artists had designed and painted the set, other students had designed and written programmes and posters, and others had raised funds to help us pay for the show.

On the evenings of the show, the Art and Technology department presented an amazing exhibition of student art work and other practical projects for our audience members, who were also provided with refreshments by yet more helpful Isaac Newton students.

On Tuesday 14th July, the whole of Year 5 from both South Park and Mayespark primary schools came to support the cast by watching our final dress rehearsal, along with a few of our own Isaac Newton reception students. We were really excited to welcome our 220 primary school visitors into the school, and also very impressed by their excellent behaviour and their positive responses after the show.

We’re already looking forward to seeing some of our new Year 7 students in next year’s whole-school production.