The music was turned up high at Accrington Academy as students took to the stage to give a spectacular production of “School of Rock”.
With its annual production a highlight of the school calendar, the academy turned to the popular film and musical for inspiration. The musical tells the story of Dewey Finn, a failed ‘wannabe’ rock star who winds up posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. But Dewey’s love of music soon takes over, converting his pupils to the cause and helping them to form a band.
Taking the lead role in the academy production was Year 13’s Oliver Hussey, with a guest appearance by staff band 'No Vacancy,’ featuring Lee Croniken, Karl Croniken, Joe Tong and Nathan Donnelly.
Running at the Queens Road West school on 21st and 22nd November, the production played to packed houses, with the academy also staging a special matinee performance for local primary schools on 20th November.
Accrington Academy’s Head of School, Nicola Palmer, said that the show was the best one yet:
“We have done it again this year, getting the right mix of students with the right show – and it just worked! A huge ‘well done’ to everyone involved for their hard work and dedication – yet another example of the academy’s commitment to deliver an #EducationwithCharacter.”