News: realising aspirations
This year, five more students are joining the impressive roster of former Ashton Sixth Form College students that have progressed onto Oxbridge institutions securing places at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
Students from our Performing Arts department travelled to the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts to gain an invaluable insight in to the audition process. Our dancers experienced life at LIPA and what it takes to get in a state of the art institution.
Julie Hesmondhalgh, best know for roles in Coronation Street, Happy Valley and the Royal Exchange Theatre, spoke to our students about her experiences in the Creative Arts industry. The visit was organised as part of the Realising Aspirations programme in collaboration with Arts Emergency.