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PA Residential Trips

At St Anselm’s Catholic School, we aim to deliver numerous trips throughout each academic year. This includes a theatre visit to London’s West End, which is open to Key Stage 3 and 4 students with the aim of showing our students what a career in the Performing Arts can look like.

We also run residential trips bi-annually where students can experience the feeling of performing for a European audience as well as to take in the local culture and activities. Some of these have included theme parks, visiting a chocolate factory and tobogganing. On our most recent trip, we visited First World War battle grounds and memorials and although not an aspect of Performing Arts, we found that the students were extremely respectful, and they gained a lot from their experience.

Each European trip provides several opportunities to perform, however, there are other roles that pupils can take such as passing out flyers and sharing information with audience members about our school and our ethos.

At St Anselm’s, we have a strong connection with both the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. This relationship also provides opportunities for students to attend shows, performances and workshops led by the universities; in particular, The Gulbenkian Theatre.

St Anselm’s are also part of the East Kent Schools Together choir. This has led to numerous performance opportunities at the King’s School and the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate. The ‘Big Sing’ is available to all students in the school and have continued via Zoom throughout the lockdowns.