Our latest guest blog, written by Max Dolding, artist and founder of the Essex Schools Showcase for the Arts.
Visual & Performance Arts by students, presented by students
The other schools contributing to the Showcase this year are The Billericay School, The Bishops Stortford High School, The Boswells School Chelmsford, The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College Wickford, Chase High School Westcliff, Chelmsford County High School for Girls and Elm Green Preparatory School Little Baddow.
The event is unfunded and takes place through the enormous generosity of our sponsors who donate in kind or support our efforts. And the week long Showcase is only possible with the extra efforts voluntarily given by the schools’ teaching staff at a very busy time of the academic year.
As well as presenting students’ work, the Showcase importantly offers invaluable real work experience opportunities to senior students in planning, event management, curation, exhibition, relating to the public, invigilation, team work, co-operation and co-ordination – in other words, a real set of skills to take forward.