Pupils Shine on Stage at Allsorts Show - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: November 18, 2016

Singing, dancing, film making and hip-hop were on the programme as the young people of Kibble Education and Care Centre performed in their annual ‘Kibble Allsorts’ revue show. They played to a packed audience of invited guests and members of the public at its Paisley campus.

‘Kibble Allsorts’ was run in conjunction with the Scottish Mental Health & Film Festival which puts on events throughout Scotland in October each year. The Festival was originally set up to celebrate the artistic achievements of people with experience of mental health issues and to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. The Kibble youngsters impressed with their versions of pop hits Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes, Beggin’ from Frankie Valli and Crazy In Love by Beyonce, amongst others. They were joined on stage with special guest appearances from the student dancers at West College Scotland and Glasgow-based actress Zoe Halliday with their own routines.

Speaking after the event, Principal Teacher of Expressive Arts Laura Cairns said:

“Everyone worked tirelessly to put on such a fantastic evening. The young people learn and develop new skills and confidence throughout the whole process of putting on the variety show.

“From the ICT Class making the short film, the Art Class preparing for the exhibition, or the many hours of practice that our musicians dedicated to making the live performances such a success – I want to pay tribute to all of them.”

Chief Executive Designate of Kibble Jim Gillespie said:

Yet another fantastic evening showcasing the talent this school has to offer. I thought the performances were outstanding – the sheer quality shone through. What’s less easy to appreciate is the skilful, thoughtful support that brings the youngsters to this point.

“The confident, capable performances don’t just happen and weeks of hard work allow the boys and girls to conquer their nerves and deliver in front of a packed audience. When it all comes together like it did this evening one can’t help but feel incredibly proud of this school.”

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