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ESOL students visit Chichester Festival Theatre on a trip

A lucky group of our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students had the opportunity to go on a trip to watch Chichester Festival Theatre's delightful production of Rodger and Hammerstein's timeless classic, 'The Sound of Music.'

For many, if not all of them, it was their first time ever watching a live show in a theatre. It was definitely an emotional and exciting experience.

They also had an exclusive chance to have a guided tour round the theatre.

A group of students stand on the stage in the empty auditorium and are being spoken to by a member of staff at the theatre

A group of students are standing around a table in a room full of costumes and accessories and are being given a presentation about costume by theatre staff

One of our students, Linh, said: "The show was really fantastic and it was great to see backstage and see the set, costumes, props and changing rooms. It was also lovely to meet the actors and ask them questions. My favourite part of the show was the song '16 Going on 17, it was so romantic and I loved the dancing."

ESOL Tutor, Ben, said: "Chichester Festival Theatre is a very prestigious venue, with many great actors such as Alec Guinness and Laurence Olivier having performed there, so it was fantastic for our young people to visit and see a show."

If you want to find out more about our ESOL provision for young people aged 16+, please click here.


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