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Wildcats host Magic of the Musicals event for local Senior Citizens

Wildcats Academy held a multi-generational ‘Magic of the Musicals’ afternoon for local residents, supported by Discover Volunteering and year 7 students from Casterton Business & Enterprise College on Tuesday 13th May 2014 at Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford.

Wildcats Academy held a multi-generational ‘Magic of the Musicals’ afternoon for local residents, supported by Discover Volunteering and year 7 students from Casterton Business & Enterprise College on Tuesday 13th May 2014 at Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford.

The aim of the afternoon was to provide an enthralling musical performance by students at Wildcats Academy who planned a whole programme of entertainment from musicals from the 1930’s to the 1990’s. Students from Casterton Business & Enterprise College as part of their CVQO BTEC Level 1 in Citizenship, Personal skills and Teamwork helped set up the ballroom, serve refreshments and mix with the older generation. The Stamford Mercury helped promote the event and residents from all care and residential homes were invited to the performance.

Songs included My Funny Valentine (Babes in Arms), I can’t say no (Oklahoma), If I loved You (Carousel), There’s no Showbusiness like Showbusiness (Aimee Get Your Gun), Consider Yourself (Oliver), Sandy (Grease), I Know Him So Well (Chess) and Thank You for the Music (Mamma Mia)

The event was a complete success with the ballroom of Stamford Arts Centre full of local Senior Citizens including those from local residential homes who had travelled in on mini buses.   Many of those who attended asked about when the event would be run again as they enjoyed it so much.

The afternoon was a partnership between local group ‘Discover Volunteering’ and Wildcats Academy.  Caz Dolby of Wildcats said ‘The students thoroughly enjoyed performing to the audience at the event.  They also had the opportunity to chat to guests and meet with the Y7 Casterton Students.  The event was so successful we have already been asked to return to a local Day Centre for Senior Citizens to perform.'