Show must go on

Rutherglen Reformer - - Trinity Reformer -

Trinity pupils and staff promised a great night out with their mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion of Back to the 80s.

It was a hit, fol­low­ing the suc­cess of their ren­di­tion of Queen’s mu­si­cal We Will Rock You and their trip back to the 1960s in Hair­spray.

Throughtout a se­lec­tion of shows and con­certs, Trinity High School’s per­form­ing arts depart­ment has shone and a strong bond has been cre­ated be­tween pupils and staff alike.

Not only have they tack­led mu­si­cals, but smaller con­certs too where pupils (and the oc­ca­sional staff mem­ber), have shown off their tal­ents in a va­ri­ety of ways from so­los to per­cus­sion en­sem­bles.

To many pupils, th­ese are not just shows to per­form in. They are con­fi­dence and self-es­teem boost­ers; a way of build­ing friend­ships.

With good luck mes­sages from Brian May him­self, it is hardly a won­der why pupils are so mo­ti­vated to take part both on and off stage.

And it’s not just on-stage where the in­ter­est as been, as there is a huge team of pupils in­ter­ested in sound en­gi­neer­ing and light­ing who all make the shows come to­gether.

Melissa Sal­vetta, S5, de­scribed her ex­pe­ri­ence: “Tak­ing part has made me a much more con­fi­dent per­son and made me be­lieve in my­self! I have made so many friends and mem­o­ries that I will keep for­ever! Re­hearsals al­ways gives me some­thing to look for­ward to, es­pe­cially if I was hav­ing a bad day, and have made my time at school some of the best years of my life.”

Melissa’s words show the true im­pact that th­ese ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties have on each and ev­ery one of the group: en­hanc­ing them as in­di­vid­u­als and by be­liev­ing in them­selves and one an­other, cre­at­ing a feel­ing that they can achieve what­ever they aim to do.

Back in time It was all smiles at Trinity for Back to the 80s

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