Visit from BBC South East

On Tuesday 30th April, Hastings and 1066 country submitted their City of Culture Bid for 2017.

Competition is fierce across the UK but, because Hastings has such a rich mixture of culture and the arts, we believe we have a strong chance of making it through to the next stage.

Helenswood School has played a key part in developing the bid and will support a major programme of arts education across the region in conjunction with other schools

Consequently BBC South East visited the school to film our students engaged in arts learning and were treated to a vibrant mix of dance, drama and music. Fiona Irving, the BBC journalist, was impressed by the professionalism and quality of the work she saw.