Welcome to Performance

Our Faculty is energetic, enthusiastic, creative and has a keen drive for success. Our aim is to provide a high quality student centred Physical Education and Performing Arts curriculum that promotes excellence, creates opportunities and celebrates the practical elements of Sport, Dance, Music and Drama. Through dynamic and stimulating lessons we establish the value of a healthy, active lifestyle that is intertwined with indispensable cultural elements from society today. The courses that we offer at Key Stage 4 directly build on experiences in Key Stage 3, utilising our new facilities to the upmost and open up the opportunity for our students to compete for results above and beyond their targeted grades within Physical Education and Performing Arts.

In each area of our Faculty, students adapt and refine key practical talents and essential life skills such as leadership, teamwork, creativity and problem solving. They are encouraged to explore the world around them, question key concepts and become independent learners within a safe and supportive learning environment. Cansfield students also play an active role in connecting and developing the wellbeing of our local community and beyond through performing arts shows, sports events, musical lessons and sports coaching.

To develop a true understanding of culture and extend learning beyond the classroom we provide a range of opportunities through sport and the arts within the UK and abroad. Over recent years we have taken students to Valencia to experience the life of a professional footballer within a city rich in football history, students have taken part in the ski trip to the Italian alps to use the same slopes used in the Torino Winter Olympics, we have visited the Velodrome in Manchester and raced on the track where Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins built their golden legacies, we have watched Liverpool Ladies Football Team, visited Twickenham to watch England v Wales and also used our trampolining skills at Jump Nation. In Performing Arts students have visited local theatres, watched live performances in the West End, held theatrical performances and experienced a range of performing arts workshops. As we move forward the department is already planning visits to the West End to watch other live musicals such as Shrek and Wicked alongside a range of wider workshops focused on make-up, lighting and other performing arts roles.

As we move forward we aspire to build upon these opportunities and with students at the heart of our planning and take learning in Performance at Cansfield out into the world whilst bringing some of the world’s best into our classrooms. We currently have Wigan Warriors, England Rugby Union, Wigan Athletic, Britain’s Got Talent contestants and former students who have been successful in the arts all contributing to the development of a curriculum that shapes well cultured individuals and inspires the next generation of world class performers.

Our Team

Our Curriculum