Blood Brothers production for GCSE students

SCHOOL theatre trips are back and Year 11 students from Haslingden High School got to see a professional production of Blood Brothers.

The Willy Russell play is on this year’s GCSE syllabus and 88 students packed two coaches bound for Liverpool’s Empire Theatre.

English teacher Victoria Smithson said: “Our students were fantastic throughout and members of the public praised their conduct.”

The students had seen a version of the musical in class, but said the theatre production helped them with their GCSE study.

Hattie Pollard, 15, said: “I thought it was brilliant. It is better to see it on stage and it helped us to understand it more and it was a really great experience. I did cry at the end of the performance.”

She hopes to become a history teacher and wants to study A-level English Literature.

Adam Smith, 16, said: “I thought it was a really good experience, it will definitely help with my GCSE. The story is easy to understand but there are a lot of quotes to learn.”