After an 18 month journey of endeavour and determination, the Artz Centre’s Upholland Academy successfully completed their debut production of the 80’s classic Fame. Each of the students had battled to achieve their own personal goals and break down barriers that had until now held them back, a boost in self confidence and a desire to succeed is what ultimately led to this show being the huge success it was. It was a small inexperienced and relatively young cast with all students only just starting year 9, but with the help and guidance from the Artz Centre’s peer mentor team, they all made it victoriously across the finish line. A special thank you to Our Lady Queen of Peace High School in Skelmersdale for hosting the production, and to the amazing team at The Artz Centre, who continuously strive to get the best out of the children from their community and those around it.
“Thank you to everyone who has helped make this possible, working with these students from Upholland has been a challenging but extremely rewarding experience, I have loved every second of it and can’t wait to start work on their next project”
Mike Ashton – Director