The Performing Arts team offers a wide variety of enrichment activities: Keyboard Club, Band/Individual Rehearsals, Singing Club, Dance Club and Drama Club.
We are also responsible for the annual whole-school musical production. In recent years we have staged the Queen musical, We Will Rock You, Annie and Grease. Our latest show was Bugsy Malone in November 2017.
We run exciting and inspirational trips, for example Annie at the Liverpool Empire, starring Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan. As Annie was our whole-school production at the time, everyone had a great time, watching the professionals. The students thoroughly enjoyed the show and sang along merrily. However, although the performance was fantastic, everyone agreed that Ridgeway’s Miss Hannigan, Jessica Rooney, outshone the ‘Birds of a Feather’ professional by a mile.
Ridgeway’s Got Talent is an incredibly popular annual event, providing performance and fundraising opportunities for our students – and staff! Funds raised from this event contributes to the budget for our whole-school productions, enabling us to create more extravagant shows.
‘Love Dance’ is now well-established, combining performances from both primary and secondary schools across the Wirral. Our after-school dance club is designed around students’ own interests. They are asked which style of dance they would like to learn and decide together on how the group moves forward. They perform throughout the year at different events. This helps massively to develop confidence and commitment to the team. They have been fundraising for their own professional uniform, which they designed themselves. Our aim is to expand the LOVE DANCERS into an award-winning group by entering competitions and having more practice sessions, making the most of our amazing facilities.