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  • NUSA Young Company Drama Group at the Lakeside Theatre

    Last night, NUSA Young Company took part in a technical rehearsal ahead of the Young Creative Awards

    Last night, NUSA Young Company took part in a technical rehearsal in preparation for their one night only performance of their devised piece, 'Have You Seen My Boy?'

    Directed by Ms Stephenson and Mr Bell, the piece follows the story of a mother desperately trying to find her son, who she believes is still alive.

    The group were formed especially for the Young Creative Awards, this competition taking place tonight [03/05/2018] at 7:00pm. Many of the young people have never performed in public before and this is the first time they have had the opportunity to take part in a drama pr...

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  • Year 10 Media Trip

    On Friday 16th March, NUSA’s Year 10 Media Studies students visited the University of Nottingham.

    On Friday 16th March, NUSA’s Year 10 Media Studies students visited the University of Nottingham and created the opening sequences to four new television crime dramas.

    These lucky students worked proactively before the trip, putting in time and effort to work together to plan and storyboard their three minute opening sequences. Upon arrival, members of the University’s technical team helped all four groups bring their ideas to life.

    Students were given the chance to film their stories on top-of-the-range equipment and edit them on professional software. They have since had a...

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  • Year 11 Macbeth Performance

    All Year 11 students were treated to a performance of Macbeth on Tuesday 27th February.

    All Year 11 students were treated to a performance of Macbeth on Tuesday 27th February.

    With their English Literature exam looming, students were privileged to watch the manACT theatre company perform an abridged and stripped back version of the play in our very own lecture theatre. The piece was then followed by a short question and answer session with the actors.

    The students in attendance were a credit to the school: engaging with the performance, asking thought-provoking questions and skilfully analysing the piece in their subsequent English lessons.

    Organised by...

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  • NUSA Young Company Drama Group Formed

    NUSA Young Company are rehearsing for the Nottingham Young Creative Awards

    NUSA Young Company have been formed this term and are rehearsing for the Nottingham Young Creative Awards.

    The Drama group, for Year 8 and 9 students, will perform at Lakeside Arts Theatre at the University Campus in May. The company are working on 'Toolkit', a devised project, where groups entering must create a twenty minute piece of theatre to share in the theatre entry section of the awards.


    Led by Miss Stephenson and Mr Bell, the group is a perfect platform for those opting to study drama next year (one of the new options available) and prepares students with the skills t...

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  • NUSA Year 8 Cup Final 27th March 2018

    Cup Final for NUSA

    The Year 8 football team played in the cup final against Ellis Guilford. Despite losing 5-3 their work rate, attitude and commitment was first class from the first minute to the end.

    To make the final, out of all the Nottingham City schools is a massive achievement and the boys should be congratulated on this.

    'Man of the Match' was Cole Neil, not only for his two goals but his all-round box to box display.

    Posted 28/03/2018 by Whole School

  • Year 11 at Poetry Live!

    Ninety Year 11 Students were taken to watch 'Poetry Live!'

    On Tuesday 23rd January, 90 Year 11 students were taken to the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham to watch ‘Poetry Live!’: an event at which poets included on the GCSE syllabus read (and speak about) their poetry.

    Whilst it was clear to see that the students were spellbound watching these poets bring their GCSE texts to life, feedback from pupils also demonstrated how beneficial they found the experience. They learnt lots about content, context and the poets’ motivations.

    Students were a credit to the school, both during the performance and on the transport to and from the event.

    The...

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