PQA Scarborough students perform Flash Mob for a local charity

Scarborough 21st March, 2016

PQA Scarborough students perform Flash Mob for a local charity

On Sunday 13th March, over 50 students from PQA Scarborough took to the streets of the town centre to perform their very own flash mob. They brought together songs from both the movie and musical versions of Billy Elliot.

The flash mob was performed to help raise awareness of IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services), and volunteers from the charity gave out flyers about healthy relationships and wellbeing whilst the students performed.

IDAS are also working with PQA York and PQA Harrogate to create other flash mobs in the region.

Carmel Offord from IDAS said: “We are pleased to be working with PQA in Scarborough, Harrogate & York to raise awareness of domestic abuse. The performances are designed to be engaging and will help us to bring an often hidden topic to the fore in an accessible way. Many people feel that they cannot talk about or report the abuse that they are experiencing, but we would encourage anyone affected by domestic abuse to come forward and speak to us in confidence. There is support out there and you can move on from domestic abuse. The students at the Performing Arts Academies have been practising for weeks and we are excited to see their performances and the reaction on the streets.”

Principal of PQA Scarborough James Aconley said: “The students have been absolutely fantastic in putting together the flash mob. It comes after weeks of hard work and the young performers involved have been so excited to create a different type of performance to the more traditional ways to showcase Performing Arts work. Promoting healthy and positive relationships is very important, and we’ve been delighted to have been a part of the project”.

You can watch a film of the flash mob here – https://youtu.be/vyyYyBouJjQ .