Here are a selection of news items from 2006. Please also click the gallery below left to see some of our award winners and events during the year.

BWA on West End Stage – 17th December 2006.

Pupils from BWA performed two numbers from the Croydon Festival – Switch and Forget about the Boy at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 17th December. This was a really great opportunity to gain experience in one of London’s West End Theatres.

BWA Trust Sponsored Walk – October 2006

Thank you and well done to everyone who took part and all the sponsors. We have raised so far an amazing £1,200.00.

Choreography Competition 2006 – Saturday 25th March.

The evening raised £166.16 for the BWA Trust.

A big congratulations goes to Alanna Kajdi who won the Evelyn Barry Award for the Most Choreographic Potential and Charlotte Driessler who won the Ballet Award.

Drama Evening 2006 – Saturday 1st April

Congratulations to our winner Sarah Harvey. The evening raised £303.09 for the BWA Trust.

Croydon Festival – 29th/30th May/1st Jun.

At the Ashcroft Theatre Croydon. Congratulations to all our winners.

Cabaret – 21st and 22nd July.

This year, Cabaret took place on the Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July.

Summer School – 24th – 28th July.

This year’ s summer school was Footloose The Musical and we were delighted to welcome some of the West End and Touring cast to BWA to teach you this year.

Singing Evening 8th December 2006.

We held an evening of songs directed by Sue Appleby at Parchmore Community Centre in Thornton Heath at 7pm. A magical evening of songs from the musicals, finishing with Christmas Carols for all to join in. This is Sue’s last term at The BWA! We are very sad to be losing Sue as she has been a great strength to the singing department and its development over the last five years. She will be sadly missed. Profits from this event were split between the Betty Wivell Academy Trust Fund and The Parchmore Community Centre Building Fund.