Talented kids from Staveley host arts festival

Netherthorpe School is joining an arts festival. Pictured, back left to right, is Rebecca Spidy, Rebecca Lucas and Will Thorby. Front is Aaron Fairchild and Declan Cowley.
Netherthorpe School is joining an arts festival. Pictured, back left to right, is Rebecca Spidy, Rebecca Lucas and Will Thorby. Front is Aaron Fairchild and Declan Cowley.
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Creative youngsters from two Staveley-based schools are hosting an impressive arts and music festival as part of an on-going scheme.

Springwell Community College and Netherthorpe School have already taken part in a range of projects over the last 18 months and their latest Surviving Staveley event will be held at the Speedwell Rooms, in the town.

The Mighty Creatives group has funded this work with other East Midlands school projects who will all be celebrating their talents with activities during EMerge Day on Valentine’s Day. Mighty Creatives chief executive Richard Clark said: “By working with art organisations and community groups, we’ve been able to come up with EMerge Day that spans five counties with a huge and varied range of activities.”

The Staveley schools have already been involved in a lantern parade, a Creswell Crags survival history day and a Medieval craft day.

Natalie Peace, of Growth Activities Ltd has been helping the schools. She said: “Students applied for their funding and decided to make their arts day all about their on-going Surviving Staveley themed project.

“They wanted to make it a music style festival so bands, choirs and performers will be there to share their flair.”

Staveley’s EMerge Day will run from 10am to 3pm. Springwell and Netherthorpe are also looking forward to the next stage of the art scheme which includes themes around the Industrial Revolution and the present day.