Lumenus at Key Stage 4 is a Performing Arts Pathway for pupils in Year 10 and 11 to look at vocational and academic opportunities in the Arts. The aim is for pupils to discover the basic principles of skills development, rehearsal and performance in a variety of areas of the Performing Arts industry. This will be completed through, skills workshops, performance, accredited learning, working with Lumenus Key Stage 5 and working alongside professional artists and companies.
They will take part in several theatre projects and performances in partnership with a range of organisations from the wider community for one and half days per week e.g. Oldham Theatre Workshop, Oldham Coliseum and The Royal Exchange. Key stage 4 and 5 Lumenus students work together one pathway day a week and have access to Oldham Theatre Workshop to experience working within a professional rehearsal environment. The work will be accredited through Arts Award and they will be given opportunities to develop dance and movement skills. There are several performance opportunities throughout the year which include the MAT production, Christmas concert, secondary school partnership with Oldham Coliseum, SEN Festival with Royal Exchange and residential opportunities.
Throughout our two-year course at New Bridge, students will continue to develop lifelong skills in self-confidence and communication moving towards greater independence. At the end of Year 11, pupils can continue their studies on the Performing Arts Pathway at Medtia in Lumenus Key Stage 5.