Senior School



There is a wealth of opportunities for the development of creativity at Hurst.  Drama, Dance, Art, Design and Music all feature prominently in our pupils’ lives.

We believe that every pupil has the potential for artistic creativity and pupils are encouraged and expertly coached so that as they increase in confidence and ability, they also develop open and receptive minds capable of engaging innovatively with ideas and concepts both new and traditional.

Throughout the year, Dance and Drama feature in major School productions.  Troupes of actors and dancers of every age, both boys and girls, thrive in our new Dance and Drama studios as well as in our 250 seat Bury Theatre and productions are occasionally taken on tour overseas.  Pupils having learnt by their experience of staff led productions are encouraged to take the initiative in managing and directing School performances themselves.

Similarly, under the expert eye of our staff in the Art and Design departments, pupils are encouraged to develop their own styles in a variety of media from the traditional to the more unusual.  There is an abundance of options for both the talented artist and the tentative newcomer to explore.  Throughout the College a constantly changing display of pupils’ work adds colour, vibrancy and variety to our surroundings.

The opportunities for musicians, too - both gifted and the enthusiast - are many and varied with appropriate tuition provided by dedicated staff in the Music School. Everyone interested is helped and encouraged to tap into their own musicality whether through singing in the choirs or playing in an orchestra, jazz or rock band. Concerts, gigs and other exciting musical projects are regular and important features in the school calendar.

To view our Creative Arts listing for the Michaelmas Term 2014, please click here
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Creative - Latest News





The heat is on in Saigon

It has been some years since Hurst put on a musical by Boublil and Schönberg  (namely Les Misérables in 2007) but Miss Saigon (school edition) has certainly been worth the wait.

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Alex really makes the grade

When Hurst Upper Sixth former Alex Hill chose to create a cover version of David Bowie's Space Oddity for his A2 Music Technology project, he could not in his wildest dreams have imagined that he would have the chance to lay down the rhythm track with internationally renowned bass guitarist, Herbie Flowers.

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