Thurrock Culminations
Thurrock Culminations


At the end of each academic year, Thurrock Trailblazer schools are encouraged to celebrate their arts and cultural successes with culmination events. This could be in the form of an arts and culture week or festival, a showcase, or an inter-school event or celebration. Thurrock Trailblazer has been supporting these collaborative events by helping with arts practitioners, extra resources and planning.

Download the Trailblazer Moments Summer 2019 brochure. The information poster is above.

Please see below to find out more about our Trailblazer culminations from previous years.

Trailblazer 16/17 Culmination Event: Village Beach Next Generation

Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer schools take on The Flying Dutchman

The Thameside Theatre was filled with the sound of young voices joining together to sing opera as five Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer schools celebrated their work on their Trailblazer projects with a Big Sing event.

Over 100 students from Grays Convent High SchoolHathaway AcademyHarris Academy Chafford HundredSt Clere's School and Hassenbrook Academy gathered at the Thameside to join Royal Opera House practitioners in workshops and rehearsals of Richard Wagner’s 1840 opera The Flying Dutchman.

Students took part in three dramatic singing workshops; they learnt new repertory in harmony with Stuart Overington, had a vocal technique masterclass with opera singer Dawid Kimberg and pulled the elements together to create a dramatic performance with Greg Eldridge.

700 students celebrate Royal Opera House’s 10th year in Thurrock at ROHThurrock10

Students taking part in Swan Lake performance at ROHThurrock10 © ROH 2017. Photographed by Sim Canetty-Clarke
Students taking part in Swan Lake performance at ROHThurrock10 © ROH 2017. Photographed by Sim Canetty-Clarke

Over 700 Thurrock pupils visited High House Production Park at the end of the summer term to celebrate another successful year of Trailblazer, as well as the Royal Opera House’s tenth year in Thurrock.

Students saw a number of immersive performances from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to The Magic Flute. They visited the Production Workshop for a Set Design masterclass and constructed costumes in groups. At the end of each day, everybody came together for the grand finale, which included staging the dramatic climax of La bohème.

"What a fantastic day we had on Friday! Our children were buzzing! It was an amazing experience and so many of our children truly demonstrated how far they had come on their cultural journey. The confidence and deep interest they displayed for each workshop was a wonderful sight! They were full of questions and truly inspired. I can honestly say it was one of the best things I have seen in my career! You have a group of children at Purfleet that want a job/career in the arts!"

Alex Rutherford, Cultural Champion of Purfleet Primary