At Pythagoras Academy, the students are fortunate enough to study “Musical Theatre” as a specialist subject and have two scheduled classes a week. The students develop their skills in singing, dance and drama and showcase their understanding through the annual Winter Concerts, garden parties and the whole school musical production, with the latter being performed at a local 550 seat theatre. As a discipline, “Musical Theatre” offers measurable, educational and social benefits and staff see that students who participate in the arts have higher levels of achievement across the curriculum. As a school, Pythagoras Academy has produced three whole school musical productions in the past (Beauty and the Beast Jr, Peter Pan Jr and Oliver!) and we are currently working on our upcoming show “Mary Poppins Jr” set to hit the stage in March 2020. Musical productions enrich students’ lives by offering them an opportunity to build friendships, understand the importance of responsibility and allow students to create special memories that they will cherish forever.