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Ifield Community College brings drama, music and dance to life with Grease

It’s been a long time coming but finally Ifield Community College have pulled together an evening of sheer fun, song and dance with their production of Grease.



With Christmas fast approaching now is the time to catch as many shows as you can and in Crawley they are coming out fast.

Ifield Community College has a one night only show of Grease and you couldn’t ask for a more fast paced enjoyable production.

With a unique mix of drama, music and dance the school has blended three different arts to bring the musical to an audience in a very different way.

There is certainly no time to catch you breath with this show as your eyes race around first watching the actors on stage before being entertained by the musicians and singers to the side.

Then it’s back to the stage with some fast paced choreography.

What makes it especially fun is the sheer joy on all the pupils faces as they are performing.  It’s a welcome return for the schools productions which have been absent for a while.

The show has been excellently pulled together by teachers Tess McThredder, Joanna Salter and George Trebar.

With a one night showing on the 12th Dec this is one show you can bring all ages to and you will all have fun!

Not only that but there is a fantastic Tex Mex meal you can enjoy first!

Tickets are £3 for the performance or £5 each to include food.

The pre-theatre meal is at 5pm and the show starts at 6pm.

You can get your tickets on the door!


Chelsea FC Foundation brings initiative to Crawley school

The Chelsea Champions Programme is a Premier League funded project that enables Chelsea FC Foundation to place full-time staff within secondary schools and Thomas Bennett Community College was chosen for their programme.



The aim of their programme is to increase physical activity, support leadership qualities and improve social, emotional wellbeing and increase resilience of pupils through a number of universal, targeted and individual initiatives.

Cutting through the jargon it is an exercise on both educating and motivating young people, in particular those who may be finding it harder than others with everyday situations

A spokesperson for Cheslea FC Foundation said:

“Here at Thomas Bennett Community College (TBCC) our Chelsea Champion is; Lauren Owens, who is supported by a Chelsea mentor; Yannick Jean. The Chelsea Fc Foundation Sussex department have taken over the old youth wing attached to TBCC, rebranded and relaunched it as the Community Hub. Open every day after school from 3-5pm, Monday-Thursday to TBCC students and Primary School students on a Friday. During half term, we open the Hub for Holiday Activities.

As part of support offered at TBCC, Chelsea FC Foundation have developed the Skills School project. An alternative learning provision that is to encourage positive behaviour in a group of ‘high profile’ students that struggle within main stream lessons. They take part in a variety of different activities and topics from English to Health and Wellbeing, Maths to Personal Skills. The aim is not only to help improve their behaviour in and around school but improve their self-esteem and resilience.”

Last Friday (15th March), the u18s Chelsea Academy Scholars delivered a session based around raising aspirations.

The foundation said the session was something planned out by the U18s Chelsea Academy Scholars based on information that they were given about the group of students.

The activities included looking at questions to encourage conversations around the following; ‘what being a role model was?’, ‘what qualities does a good role model have?’ and ‘what does aspirations mean?’ The main message they  put across to the students involved in the activity was that hard work pays off.”

For more information on how Chelsea FC Foundation can support your school, club or community please contact them on

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