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Creative talents of students showcased during 'fabulous' event

PUBLISHED: 15:55 24 July 2018

The annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick Howes

The annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick Howes

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The creative talents of students at one high school have been celebrated during a popular event.

The annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick HowesThe annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick Howes

Dancers, musicians and artists were among those who showcased their skills as a “fabulous night” of creativity was held.

Pakefield High School held their second Creatifest on Thursday, July 5, as a festival-style celebration showcased the creative talents of its students.

The annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick HowesThe annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick Howes

The celebration of creativity saw music, drama and dance performances on stage, as the school hall was transformed with art and photogrpahy exhibitions, a Pakefield bake off contest and creative stalls for parents and residents to engage with.

Elliot Gibbons, assistant headteacher at the school on London Road, Pakefield, said it was a “fabulous night of creativity.”

The annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick HowesThe annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick Howes

He said: “The celebration was rich in excellent performances from students. Music, drama and dance students put on some show‐stopping performances. The evening was an opportunity to showcase and recognise the talent, hard work and commitment of these students in their disciplines.”

Among the highlights was Year 10 student, Charlie Wilson, performing a “truly amazing dance piece” he had recently showcased at an international dance competition in Barcelona.

The annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick HowesThe annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick Howes

Mr Gibbons said: “Watching the students perform and see the excitement and joy for their passion highlights the need for showcasing such talents.

“The event was full of creative stalls, some amazing art work — my personal favourite was the Batman work by Jade Byers — photo booths and fun activities for visitors.

The annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick HowesThe annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick Howes

“Events like these bring the school community together and it can only happen with the support and dedication of staff and students. A special thank you to the whole performance team for their input and commitment.”

With each subject showcasing examples of creativity within their area, Ben Scarce, head of music, said: “Creatifest is now in its second year, and looks to have become a firm favourite on the school calendar. It has been a real privilege to see creativity from our young people outside of my subject area.

The annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick HowesThe annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick Howes

“Being able to celebrate our individual talents together as a community gives us the chance to see our young people in a different light – a light that has the ability to shine so incredibly brightly when given the opportunity.”

The annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick HowesThe annual Creatifest at Pakefield High School. Pictures: Mick Howes

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