Category Archives: Music and the Arts

News from our Music and Arts departments at Broadfield Specialist School.

Unique Art Awards

On the 20th November three of our students Waseem, Alex and Isabella went down to London to the finals of an Art competition ‘Unique Arts awards’ run by the charity ‘Mouth and Foot Painting Artists’. We had four students who had reached the finals with three attending the awards evening. It was an excellent evening including a four course meal and speeches by Tom more »

Peripatetic Music Lessons

Extra music lessons are available for our students in guitar and drum kit. Every Monday one of our talented ex-students, Thomas Palmowski, delivers drum kit lessons.  The lessons are engaging for our students and they enjoy a 1:1 session, learning the drum kit for 15 minutes.  These lessons support the students to develop their skills and join in the school rock band. Every Tuesday more »

GCSE Art Trip to Tate Liverpool

On Wednesday,15th November, the GCSE art group visited Tate Liverpool art gallery to see the work of Roy Lichtenstein. The pupils have been exploring Pop Art this term and this was an excellent opportunity to see one of its most celebrated artists. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience as it allowed them to see first hand the techniques the artist had used to create more »

Shakespeare for Schools

Macbeth – The Shakespeare Schools’ Festival 2017 For the fifth year, students from Broadfield Specialist School, took part in The Shakespeare Schools’ Festival.  This year their chosen play was a musical abridged adaptation of Macbeth.  Using Shakespeare’s original language, the students chose which lines would tell the story in the most understandable way.  Music was chosen for mood and effect and with an aim more »

GCSE Art Work Exhibition

This years GCSE group have surpassed expectations with all their Art work. We opened our exhibition of work at The Howarth Art Gallery, Manchester Road, Accrington on 20th June 2017 and will be showing it there throughout the summer. If you get chance do go along and see it !

Broadfield Music Festival

On 21st June school held its annual Music Festival to which parents and carers were invited. We were really lucky with the weather and our guests were treated to performances from our school band, African drumming and dance performances as well as solo performances from some of our students. ‘Friends of Broadfield’ organised some stalls and games and we raised over £500 to help more »

Accrington Rotary Presentation Lunch

Our school band recently took part in the Annual Schools Music Festival which is organised by the Rotary Club of Accrington. The Rotary invited our Music Teacher, Mrs. Mills, and one of the band members to a celebration lunch at The Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors. After lunch the Rotary Club presented school with a cheque for £100 as a thank you for taking part! Well more »

The Highwayman!

Class 4.2 have been studying a famous ballad The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes as part of their English Text work. They have been acting out the ballad in class and have recently donned costumes and visited the village of Newchurch in Rossendale to film their interpretation. They filmed inside and outside a local Inn, a church and a wonderful old cobbled street. The pictures more »

Broadfield School Choir

On Friday, 10th March, our school choir is competing in the Burnley Festival of Speech, Music & Stage Dance. They will be performing Adiemus by Karl Jenkins. They have been practising with Mrs Mills and we wish them luck.

Celebration Of Music Featuring Broadfield School Band

Our School Band will feature in the Rotary Club ‘Hyndburn Schools’ 26th Annual Celebration Of Music’ at Oswaldtwistle Civic Hall on Wednesday 8th March at 7.00pm. Our picture shows our band from last year which was a tremendous event when our band had the audience cheering! Tickets are £4.00 for Adults and £3.00 for O.A.P’s and Children and are available from Mr. Bentley at more »