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The 29 festivals for the 2015-2016 ISTA year have been successfully launched!!!
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Could you make Drama the heart of The International School of Penang? Details of a drama teacher vacancy here: http://t.co/p4P2AfvmCl
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ISTA are excited to announce the full time appointment of Ian Pike as event coordinator for TaPS and IB workshops http://t.co/uJ7BJYcOcc
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Discovery College Hong Kong are advertising for a Head of Drama to lead a high-functioning Drama department http://t.co/p4P2AfvmCl
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RT @Lisa_o_leary: Get a glimpse of ISB MS drama Students at ISTA, Shanghai, in this latest video https://t.co/7ef4kcn9Ob @ISB_MS @share_IST…
POSTED ON: Wed Feb 25 10:48:21
So this week it’s about sharing one of those stories we all need to hear and maybe act upon.
As many of you know we’ve been working this year in partnership with Western International School Shanghai on the Performing Arts Academy, Shanghai. A new venture for ISTA and WISS and in the last couple of weeks as Anne Drouet and I have been emailing and skyping – it’s very, very clear that the project has been an unmitigated success. Check out https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008450200909&fref=ts to see more of the project.
I’m literally about to skype the PAA team – Anne Drouet, Darren Scully, Jez Gregg and Rui Cunha to congratulate them on the year’s work – but all four have committed so much time to make this venture work. Not only that but the quality of work has been extraordinary. Four ISTA artists working across the arts disciplines, in the same school delivering a weekly after school arts academy. They have developed a unique way of working that I would suggest is unparalleled in international schools currently – and this is what makes the project so exceptional.
We are already looking at how to develop the programme for next year but a heartfelt thank you from all at ISTA to Anne, Darren, Jez and Rui for making this happen.
As part of our current conversations Anne sent me the following message this week –
“During the second Academy session, one of our students came to us and asked for support with regards to a charity project he was leading. The subject was so pertinent to what we were exploring with the Academy that we decided not to charge for tickets, but to ask for donations instead.
Ryan Reid, aged 16 is helping a family friend, Nathalie who suffered a stroke at the age of 15 years old which left her paralysed from the neck down. Ryan’s aim is to raise enough money to help Nathalie get mobile again with a customized van. At the end of both performances, Ryan captured the hearts of the audience with a highly emotive speech and we managed to raise RMB12,346 (approx… GBP1,250). It was the perfect opportunity to show the students how the Arts can be used to make a real difference!
The song featured in the video is composed and performed by two Academy students and there is also a link for further donations.”
The donation link: http://www.vanfornat.myevent.com