On Friday 27 May 2016 we said goodbye to the Year 13s with our traditional leavers assembly. Sixth Form students came in fancy dress ranging from members of Leicester City’s Premier League Champions to Marvel's Silver Surfer! Prizes were awarded and we watched a video created by the students. The video featured funny clips, photographs and a rap video. It was a lovely occasion to say goodbye and Sixth Form students made a great effort with their costumes! We wish all the Year 13s good luck in the forthcoming exams and in the future.

Don't miss the wonderful exhibition of Queen Elizabeth Art students at the Queen's Hall, Hexham, running until 16 July 2016.

Youth Dance Tynedale present Dance Edits: an exciting programme of short contemporary dance works inspired by a wide range of stimuli and performed by Youth Dance Tynedale students aged 8-18 years. Dance Edits will be at the Queen’s Hall in Hexham on Friday 1 – Saturday 2 July 2016; tickets can be purchased from http://www.queenshall.co.uk/events/youth-dance-tynedale 

To see Youth Dance Tynedale in action in their promotional video, see https://vimeo.com/146142295 

Further responses to questions asked by stakeholders during the consultation process between 21 May and 8 June 2016 have now been added.

Additional responses to questions asked by stakeholders during the consultation process between 7 May and 20 May 2016 have now been added. 

Youth Dance Tynedale’s advanced group has been selected to take part in One Dance UK’s national youth dance festival for the second year running. ‘Requiem of Youth’ by Anthony Lo-Giudice is one of the works that will represent the North East in U Dance Salford 2016. YDT Advanced is made up of 8 past and present Sixth Form dance students and the performance at the festival in July will be their last with YDT. ‘Requiem of Youth’ explores the desires, fragility and the journey into adulthood most of this group are about to embark on. Dancers delve into motifs of fear and absence, haunting moments of joy and memories of elegiac themes of flight, fright and fight. Channeling the ebbs and flows of life as a young adult, the dancers have worked with Anthony to devise movement on the subject of fear, be it personal or universal.