Aspiring Artists Schools and Colleges - Upswing

Upswing brings talented, professional artists into a range school and college settings to work with teachers, students and parents/carers to foster creativity, confidence and communication skills. By helping students find their voices through intensive, fun programmes, Upswing raises aspirations and gives students the skills and confidence to achieve them.

Past partnerships have included  Buckinghamshire New University (as associate Lecturer on the BA performing Arts course), Shenley Academy (where a week-long residency culminated in a large scale performance attended by Lord Mayor of Birmingham), Richmond college, Rose Bruford College, St Paul’s School and Haringey 6th Form Centre.

“The students are still on a high from the project- a huge success – it was fantastic to see the way you pulled the group together and developed such a good rapport in a short space of time. The whole experience really did move the students on in so many ways.”

Ian Horgan, Assistant Principal for Performing Arts, Shenley Academy.

 “The master class was a fantastic opportunity for our BTEC students to experience an exciting medium that combines dance, circus skills, choreography and fitness. The students really enjoyed the sessions and much of what they learned can now be used in their future performances.”

Charlotte Woods, Dance Lecturer, Richmond  Upon Thames College.