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. Final rehearsals are fast approaching for our latest show, Bugsy.
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. We also stage an annual Christmas show.
‘Love Dance’ is now well-established, combining performances from both primary and secondary schools across the Wirral.
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In 2015, 40 students were lucky enough to go to Disneyland Paris for a four-day trip. They took part in Performing Arts workshops run by professionals as well as visiting the theme parks and seeing the famous sights of the city.