BSPA win the ‘Performing Arts School of the Year’ at the Northern Ireland Prestige Awards 2021/22
We offer weekly classes in eight schools in Ballymena, Lisburn, Belfast and Bangor. We have also seen our highest number of applications since the return of the start of term. Tina McVeigh, Managing Director is delighted with the interest and the confidence in the growing company;
“Last year was our 10th anniversary and we weren’t able to celebrate it quite as we would have liked, so to move into our 11th year with such an accolade and unprecedented interest really delights me. A number of our schools have waiting lists, but some have a few spaces still available so I’d encourage anyone on the fence about getting their child involved to get in touch.
“This year we have a stunning collection of shows in the pipeline, all of our 800 students , aged from just 3 – 19, are looking forward to putting on eight exciting shows in the spring months and we are also in the process of planning our two summer youth projects, which have both garnered huge interest already.”
“This acknowledgment from the Northern Ireland Prestige Awards is a wonderful accolade which really recognises the hard work and dedication delivered on a daily and weekly basis from all our teachers and students alike.”
Young people involved in Performing Arts take home many benefits which are widely recognised as advantageous to them in many areas of their lives; from stimulating imagination, encouraging collaboration, developing a sense of discipline and confidence while promoting a greater understanding and awareness of the world around them. This is a concept that the Belfast School of Performing Arts, which boasts household name, Peter Corry as its Artistic Director, holds dear, Tina explains;
But Most Importantly…
“We value every child and we understand that not everyone is here to make a career for themselves on the stage! Some are here for the friendship, the fun, the challenges and the laughs, many who have performed as principals in our numerous shows have gone on to follow different paths, but we hope that the skills and the memories they get from being part of the BSPA family will be with them long into adulthood.”