Expressive designs make the catwalk

Linlithgow Academy Expressive Arts Show.
Linlithgow Academy Expressive Arts Show.

It was a display with a difference, as pupils strutted, danced and sang their way through this year’s Expressive Arts Show 2014.

Linlithgow Academy pupils had been working up to this evening for the last year, practising and honing their skills to perfection.

The students, from across all school years, had the task of pooling their talents and showcasing them in front of staff, parents, friends and fellow pupils in what has been said, was one of the best shows to be staged at the Academy.

The Expressive Arts show is now an annual exhibition. Started three years ago by head of art at the school, Laura Watts, with the assistance of a team of helpers, the event has gone from strength to strength and is used to showcase the work of talented pupils within the area of the expressive arts at the Academy.

The first half of the show featured acts including comedy by the S6 show hosts, singers – pop and opera - from various year groups, a self-taught electric guitarist, dancers, a magician and a reading of a self-penned poem. During the break refreshments were provided by the senior school enterprise team ‘Perfetto’.

Meanwhile, as the first half of the show was underway, models were being made up for the S2 Fashion and Performance Costume show ably assisted by a group of S3 and 4 hair and make-up artists.

As part of the schools S2 Art and Design curriculum, pupils are given the opportunity of choosing from a variety of themes and the chance to work as a group to create a fashion or costume piece made entirely of recycled materials. The results of these three months of hard work was presented to the audience in the second half of the show when the pupils were able to model their unique creations on the catwalk.