As we look forward to welcoming back our pupils virtually on zoom it is hard to believe that 10 years ago today BSPA opened the doors for the first time welcoming 37 excited pupils and started on a fantastic musical journey.
During the last 10 years BSPA has grown to become N Ireland’s largest Performing Arts School with 8 schools in Belfast Ballymena, Bangor and Lisburn and 12 BSPA Juniors classes. Since we opened several thousand pupils have benefited from being part of the BSPA Family with several now having gone on to Drama School or performing professionally or even teaching for BSPA .
BSPA has also produced over 80 high class shows, provided workshops led by Westend and Broadway stars and provided entertainment at corporate events. Our pupils have joined well known stars on stage and taken part in both Professional and Amateur shows and pantomime with other Companies.
We have taken our pupils and parents on exciting trips to London, New York and Disneyland Paris and won awards both as individuals and groups in Competitions.
Through our casting agency many of our pupils have had the opportunity to star in films, adverts, TV, professional shows and pantomimes and our midweek accredited classes have resulted in high grades in individual exams in Drama and Musical Theatre. It has also been delighted to support many charities over the last few years.
On behalf of all the pupils who have come through our doors over the last 10 years I would like to thank every single person who has provided them with fantastic opportunities, taught at our schools, helped create the magic in our productions, helped with marketing and design and ensured our children’s safety both at shows and more recently at our schools due to Covid 19.
Every one of you should be very proud that you have contributed to the success and growth of BSPA and have helped our pupils build their confidence, performance skills, build friendships and most importantly provided them and their families with a lot of fun, laughter and happy memories that will I hope stay with them for a very long time. Looking forward to creating more exciting memories in the next ten years ( Tina McVeigh)