Ava Goodman Appears in National Campaign for Clarke’s Shoes

Following on from her international modelling campaign for Primark, Ava Goodman (Year 7) is now appearing in print and film ads for Clarke’s Shoes. More updates to follow from this amazing young model and actress.

Musical Theatre Students Perform Iconic Musical Sweet Charity at The Tower Theatre, Folkestone

From Tuesday 12th until Friday 15th February, the students from our Sixth Form Musical Theatre Programme performed the iconic 1960’s musical Sweet Charity at The Tower Theatre, Folkestone.
With performances happening every day throughout the week, over 75 students took part (onstage and off) in this showcase of their stage talents.

Academy Performing Arts Students Spotlighted in New Documentary – Made In Kent

On Sunday, 3rd March, a new Josephine Buchan documentary – Made In Kent – will be premiered at the Gulbenkian Theatre Cinema. The documentary, shot largely at our Chaucer Campus for performing arts, and featuring Canterbury Academy performing arts students across the Key Stages, is an exposee into the transformative power that performing arts and music has on the young people of Kent.

Canterbury Academy pupils to perform in RSC partnership at The Marlowe Theatre

A cast of pupils from The Canterbury Academy Trust will perform with ten other Kent schools in a joint production of Romeo & Juliet: Sweet Sorrow at The Marlowe Theatre on Wednesday 20th March. The Canterbury Academy Trust leads a partnership with these schools, the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Marlowe to engage pupils in positive experiences of Shakespeare and this performance is an exciting highlight and public display of the work taking place in classrooms across our schools.

Adelaide is pitch perfect for Cathedral choir

A pupil from The Canterbury Academy has won a place in the Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir – a first for us as an Academy Trust.

Twelve-year-old Adelaide Thorpe gained a highly sought-after place in the twenty five-strong girls’ choir, which has performed in front the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh and on national television and radio.

The soprano, who started singing at the age of four, is also a member of the Faversham Youth Choir. Her musical career has included performances in Godspell at the Arden Theatre and in The Armed Man, a mass by Karl Jenkins, at the Old Bailey. She has also appeared on the stages of The Marlowe and Gulbenkian theatres.

Adelaide is part of Canterbury Academy’s selective music school for gifted and talented pupils, who benefit from additional singing and instrument tuition.

The prestigious Cathedral choir for girls between the ages of twelve and eighteen, was formed in 2014 and has appeared on BBC’s The One Show and ITV’s This Morning, as well as recording a variety of material, including for Decca Records.

Adelaide attends weekly rehearsals and sings at Cathedral services, as well as special events and she will take part in the performance of Bach’s St John Passion at the Cathedral on Saturday, March 9th.

She said: “It was my dream to get a place in the Cathedral choir so I was so pleased to be selected. Everyone is being very supportive and I’m really looking forward to performing in Bach’s St John Passion in March.”