Students at King James I Academy have been visited by four members of The Young Americans Performing Arts Group. Accompanied by their Tour Manager, the group travelled from the USA to make initial contact with the staff and students they will be working with in February.

King James I Academy has arranged for a group of 25 Young Americans to spend three days at the school in February 2020 to work with students in Years 7-9, Sixth Formers and members of RTS Theatre Group. Students will take part in a variety of workshops, which will culminate in a spectacular show on the evening of the 4th.

The Young Americans, which was founded in 1962, is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of understanding and goodwill among people throughout the world through music, dance, performance, academic education and cultural interaction among their audiences. Members are accepted into the organisation based upon their talent and their interest in helping other students around the world to attain self-confidence, self-esteem and respect for others through music, dance and performance. They follow the philosophy that music brings people together for many purposes including teamwork, respect, accomplishment, caring, self discipline, a sense of self worth and much more.

Photo: Members of the Young Americans – Dylan Stiles, Giorgi Nowicki, Ryan Castro and Marley Armstrong.