Responding creatively to the specific needs of the young people who are referred to us has not only sharpened our vision but also shaped the type of provision we offer them, resulting in our metamorphosis from a Theatre-in-Education Company to an Alternative Education Provision and consequently into an Independent School.Read more
Given the hazardous weather conditions, school is closed on Thursday the 1st March and also on Friday the 2nd March 2018.
We wish all our staff warmth and safety in these very cold conditions!
The 2017 TCW Awards Ceremony went off with a bang!
It was held in the theatre at The Mulbury Bigland Green Centre on Thursday 2nd November.
Students came to collect their GCSE and Functional Skills certificates as well as Jack Petchey awards, with teachers, staff parents/carers cheering on from the stalls. We are so proud of the achievements of all our young people and can’t wait to hear what they go on to do in the future.
Congratulations to all!
Our end of year Student Showcase and Book-launch was a resounding success, with performances form students and teachers as well as outside artists, delighting us with drumming and beat-boxing. We are all very proud of everything our wonderful students achieved this year.
TCW took part in the The Tate Exchange Art Project at The Tate Modern. Loads of teachers, students and campus classes went to see their wonderful creation and to support others who entered. Here is a video clip:
After the very successful Refugee project in 2015 where students raised money to be taken to a camp in Greece, the Head of our Whitechapel year 10, was invited to the UNHCR in Brussels to discuss the project and brainstorm ideas for how to teach children about cross boarders and the European refugee crisis. Only FOUR schools in Europe were chosen!
This academic year, students working both individually and in groups, worked very hard to create a very special anthology of creative writing titled: I Am Unconditional. It contains the stories, poems and artwork of the students; unabridged, uncensored and unconditional. The book’s editor, teacher at TCW and spoken word educator, Christian Foley, describes this work as, “Writing without condition and restriction. No student was told ‘you can’t write that’ or ‘you shouldn’t write this’… freedom was paramount to the project.”
I am Unconditional was launched at a special event at Oxford House in Bethnal Green on the 15th July 2015. A large audience assembled for exciting evening to celebrate the next generation of young creative writers. Students read aloud their debut published works for the first time, and talks were given by Phil Richards (TCW’s Headteacher) and the book’s editor, Christian Foley.
The work has been endorsed by acclaimed british children’s novelist and poet, Michael Rosen amongst many other respected british poets and spoken-word-educators.
“I’m grateful that these poems have been written and that I have been allowed to read them. I hope that many, many more people will read them too.” – Michael Rosen
The book is now available for purchase for £5.00.
If you would like to buy a copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
Autumn tour 2013 – The Complete Works & Italia Conti
After the success of last years ‘As you like it’ we have created another fantastic Shakespeare play for the new academic year in conjunction with Italia Conti Academy. This year we are very excited to announce that we are staging ‘The Comedy of Errors’ and we will be performing it across schools in London and the surrounding areas.
The performances will be taking place from Monday 30th September – Friday 4th October with an AM performance starting at 9.30 and a PM performance starting a 1.30 (NB there is some flexibility with this). The performance will last for approximately 1hr 30 mins including a Q&A session at the end.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience high-quality, high-energy, live Shakespeare performed in their own school. The play has been adapted and abridged to suit student audiences, and we receive very positive feedback for these performances year after year. Our version of the play is set in the 1920’s and incorporates live music and dance, all performed against a beautiful art-deco style backdrop.
The performance is suitable for all year groups, and can be performed for any audience size from one class to a whole year group.
Please call the office on 020 7 377 0280 or email email@example.com for more details or to book!
“We came into the world like brother & brother, now let’s go hand in hand, not one before another!”