Leeds West Academy


PIE Working Wonders with Year 10

Theatre explores the importance of examination subjects

Our Year 10 students have been treated to a theatre presentation from Performance in Education (@theatrepie). The drama piece entitled ‘Working Wonders’ explored the difficulties faced by a student considering a career in Athletics after developing an injury. The show also stressed the importance of all exam subjects, rather than just those that are enjoyed or that feed into a chosen career path.

The students enjoyed an exciting performance, before taking part in a short workshop which looked at preparing for the future in an unpredictable job market, dealing with challenges and developing the skills and behaviours required in the world of employment. There was also an aim to raise aspirations and promote higher education.

Ms Collins said: “Year 10 students are in the perfect position to take control of their future. This performance came as a brilliant reminder that it is never too early to be prepared and it is never too late to change your plans.”

The event was planned as part of our partnership with Go Higher West Yorkshire (@GoHigherWY) and the National Collaborative Outreach Programme, which aims to highlight the benefits of Higher Education, whether this is through traditional University routes or through Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.