Students at Grimsby's Havelock Academy perform for local community to celebrate recent Artsmark Platinum Award

Grimsby’s Havelock Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, hosted an evening of entertainment for the local community to celebrate its recent Artsmark Platinum Award and raise money for the Trust’s Inspiration Fund.


Students from Key Stage 4 and 5 hosted the Showcase Evening, which featured a number of different dance and drama performances. Each performance was dedicated to a particular theme, including urban fairy tales and relationships.


As part of the event, which was stage managed by Sixth Form student and Head Girl, Lucy Wigfield, students also performed a very moving piece focusing on the Grenfell Tower tragedy that took place in London last year. The evening was then brought to a close by the Year 12 Performing Arts students with a scene from the popular Broadway musical 42nd Street


Emma Marshall, Deputy Principal at Havelock Academy, said: “It is fabulous to see students engaging with the arts, and we are very proud of everyone who played their part throughout the evening.


“At Havelock Academy, we regularly host events like this for our community, to help our students build their confidence and showcase their skills. This Showcase Evening is just one of many opportunities where we encourage our students to develop their passions and discover their talents.


“Thank you to the parents and members of the local community who attended the event. We are incredibly grateful for your continued support.”


Havelock Academy was recently awarded Artsmark Platinum status in recognition of its commitment to arts and cultural education. Through the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, students benefit from a number of outstanding opportunities to help develop their character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding.


The David Ross Education Trust’s Inspiration Fund enables students at the Trust’s 34 schools to experience from once in a lifetime opportunities to help broaden their horizons. For more information, visit or email