Performing Arts Student Views

Children and young people can offer unique perspectives on what it is like to be a student at their school. At Boldon School, we value the views of our students, involving them in decision-making, helping to shape our curriculum, as well as facilitating a sense of empowerment and inclusion.

We have a whole-school commitment to listening to the views, wishes and experiences of all children and young people. It means placing value on what children and young people tell school staff about their experiences. This is of particular importance across each subject area. We try to promote meaningful opportunities to share their experiences, views and hopes about their school. To build a safe environment, better relationships across the whole school community and empower students with the knowledge that what they say is valued and will be listened to and considered.

We are proud to hear their views about our curriculum, teachers and the learning environment we create:

I love Performing Arts as it gives me an opportunity to develop my theatrical skills, especially in the area of monologues, which is really useful for auditions outside of school. This course will support me with my career aspirations of becoming an actress.


Year 9

I like how diverse the subject is, and how I feel like I get to experience being a ‘real’ actor. The subject has also really helped to boost my confidence.


Year 10

I really enjoy acting, and performing arts lessons give me the perfect opportunity to do that. It was fun to act in Blood Brothers and to learn the background information regarding how Willy Russell devised the play.


Year 11