Lisa scoops Creative Arts Award at Wire FM Education Awards

A Performing Arts student from Warrington Collegiate is celebrating after scooping the Creative Arts Award at the first ever Wire FM Education Awards.

Lisa Adamson, from Padgate, said it felt incredible to win the award, something she did not expect.

The 17-year-old, who is in her final term studying Performing Arts Acting Extended Diploma Level 3 at the Winwick Road campus, said: “It feels really amazing – it’s not something I expected to win. I’m really honoured to get it.”

Lisa was nominated for the award by Michael Smith, Head of Creative and Digital Industries at Warrington Collegiate, in recognition of her commitment to her studies and attitude towards her peers and local schools.

Since coming to the College, Lisa has taken part in several projects, including achieving a leading role in the College’s pantomime performance of Hansel and Gretel at Christmas.

As well as playing the Good Fairy in the pantomime, Lisa was also successful in her audition this term to an external panel, achieving a lead role in the College’s National Theatre Connections performance ‘What Are They Like?’.

She has performed at several professional venues this year alone, including the Crewe Lyceum Theatre, the Lowry Theatre in Salford and the Pyramid in Warrington.

Lisa has also supported St Margaret’s CE Primary School on a Tuesday afternoon as a workshop leader, assisting the after school drama club tutor in preparing for their end of term show. This involved her leading warm ups and exercises to make the young children more confident and develop skills in drama.

Michael said: “There are no words to describe how immensely proud I am of Lisa and all that she has achieved. Seeing her win the Creative Arts Award was absolutely incredible and extremely well deserved.

“Lisa goes above and beyond every day, both in College and outside, to ensure she achieves her goals and ambitions. She is always one of the first to offer to help at our College Open Events and her attitude to learning is excellent.

“She has aspirations to train further for the industry and I have no doubts that she will go on to wonderful things. Congratulations Lisa – everyone at Warrington Collegiate is so proud.”

The great and good of education across Warrington were celebrated last night at the glittering ceremony, held at Warrington Collegiate and also supported by Future Tech Studio.

Lisa was presented with her award by up-and-coming band Myth of Unity, who performed three songs at the ceremony.

Also taking to the stage was Warrington Collegiate’s dancers, who performed two pieces during the evening.

The first – choreographed by Hannah Pinnington and performed by Hannah and fellow dancer Jess Scotson – saw the duo “interrupt” the awards as two pensioners, before breaking out into an entertaining performance to the Beatle’s ‘When I’m 64’.

Closing the show was an incredible performance from Daniel Appleton, Hannah, Jess, Cadie-Anne Dutton, Jade Pridden and Leah Croft, choreographed by Daniel.

Michael said: “Our dancers did an absolutely fantastic job – they were incredible. Everyone was blown away with their performance. We’ve got an extremely talented group of dancers here at Warrington Collegiate and I’m so pleased that we were able to showcase that at the Wire FM Education Awards.”