Playwright opens new arts and drama facilities at Paston Sixth Form College in North Walsham

Paston Sixth Form College art and fashion show. Rob John opening the new facilities. Picture: GREG H

Paston Sixth Form College art and fashion show. Rob John opening the new facilities. Picture: GREG HAYWARD - Credit: Archant

New arts and theatre facilities at Paston Sixth Form College have been officially opened by playwright and former staff member Rob John.

Paston Sixth Form College art and fashion show. Picture: GREG HAYWARD

Paston Sixth Form College art and fashion show. Picture: GREG HAYWARD - Credit: Archant

Ex vice-principal Mr John writes plays for stage and BBC Radio and set up the award-winning Far East Youth Theatre Group based at Paston.

He said the new facilities were 'amazing and provide brilliant learning environments for current and future students'.

After the opening a packed audience was treated to a fashion show with students modelling clothes they had designed throughout the year.

Drama students also gave a performance of The Boy Preference.

Paston Sixth Form College art and fashion show. Picture: GREG HAYWARD

Paston Sixth Form College art and fashion show. Picture: GREG HAYWARD - Credit: Archant


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Over the three days hundreds of visitors packed in to the new studios to see students' work on display.

Students demonstrated how the new dark room was being used to create some stunning photography work.

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In the new graphics area students showed their creativity using a range of materials.

This year the show was expanded to include media work, showcasing films, including animations, made by the students.

Principal Kevin Grieve said: 'This was the best Art show we have ever had and what a time to open up our new facilities to continue to develop the brilliant artistic talent in this region.'

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