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Gleeful days come after school

Published Friday, 06 May 2011

Who will be Enfield’s Glee Champions? Glee Clubs are coming to Enfield schools and youth settings from Monday 16th May.

And young people will be eagerly preparing and polishing performances to compete before a panel of expert judges at the Millfield Theatre in Edmonton on the 13th November.

The Enfield Glee Clubs are based on the music and singing from the American hit TV series 'Glee'. They are being developed by local performance and drama group, Face Front who can bring a wealth of experience to a 20 week programme of one hour sessions at 18 after school clubs and centres.

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, cabinet member for schools and children's services, said, "This is a positive approach to raising aspirations, especially among  some disadvantaged young people by providing music making opportunities and nurturing their talents.

"Through a popular television series that appeals to many young people Glee brings some fun and team work together for an exciting competition later this year."

After school sessions include singing, dancing, music production, song writing and choreography. The first round of competitions will be held in October and eight finalists will progress to compete at Millfield Theatre.

The 'Glee' project is the result of a successful council bid to Youth Music which awarded the council £30,000.

Cllr Orhan added, "This was a competitive bid, so our bidding team has done extremely well. We hope that all the young people enjoy this new experience and that Glee becomes a favourite activity."

Schools / Sites
Oasis Hadley Academy
Oasis Enfield Academy
St Ignatius Secondary School
Lea Valley High School
Aylands Special School
Durants Special School
Edmonton County Secondary School
Aylward Academy
Nightingale Academy
West Lea Special School
Enfield County Secondary School
Enfield Grammar Secondary School
Bishop Stopford's Secondary School
Broomfield Secondary School
Winchmore Secondary School
Craig Park Youth Centre
Eldon Secondary Tuition Centre
Youth Offending Service

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