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New Performing Arts Centre : Pre-Planning Open Evening 30/3

9th March 2017

Thursday, 30th March 2017, 6.30pm - 7.30pm at the school

St Dominic’s has recently been successful in the initial stages of the Government PSBP2 (Priority Schools Building Programme 2) bidding process and is now pressing on with the planning and detailed design for the construction of a new Performing Arts Centre providing specialist music and drama facilities. This process also accommodates the removal of our old swimming pool building.

Currently we have no permanent or suitable facilities for music and drama, which are significant areas of the curriculum in which our pupils and students thrive.  Both music and drama are currently being taught in unsuitable and undersized areas, often on an adhoc basis, which is not only far from ideal in terms of the teaching space, but often also disruptive to the surrounding accommodation.

The Performing Arts can offer a vital outlet for our children and young people. At St Dominic’s we use music and drama as a way of reducing stress and managing anxiety in our children and young people who often choose these activities over and above anything else as a means of helping them manage their emotions. The Performing Arts are a means of children and young people showcasing their strengths, building their self-esteem and interacting with others. These subjects also broaden the range of opportunities our young people will have in the future.

The proposed performing arts centre will greatly enhance the curriculum experience and life chances of many of our children and young people and will enable the school to involve the local community by inviting them up for various music and drama productions and allowing the village to use the centre for local productions.

Informal open evening:-

You are invited to drop in to an open session where you will be able to see further details of the proposal over a glass of wine and snacks:- 

Location               St. Dominic’s School, Hambledon

Date                      Thursday 30th March 2017

Time                      6:30 – 7:30pm

Your views on this proposal are very important to us.  This is your opportunity to find out more, express your views on the proposed Performing Arts Centre and inform the design before a formal Planning Application is submitted. 

The open sessions are informal and will provide you with the opportunity to view a display detailing the proposals and talk to the designers and promoters of the proposal on a one-to-one basis.  You will also be given the opportunity to complete a short questionnaire. 

If you require any further information regarding the open evening or would like to attend, please contact Therésa Jones at the School on tel: 01428 684693 or by email on : tjones@stdominicsschool.org.uk