Magic in the air
24 June 2016
On Friday students at Blackpool Aspire Academy were left amazed and astounded by a magic show performed for them in school courtesy of Craig Christian and Elizabeth Best, magician and assistant from ‘The Evolution of Magic’, currently playing at the Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Craig had mentioned to his team, that he would like to work with school children and inspire them with his illusions. Jade Malia, an ex-pupil of Bispham High School who is a dancer in the show, suggested that they contact her old performing arts teachers, now at the new Blackpool Aspire Academy.
Miss Bagot, Head of Drama and Music at Blackpool Aspire Academy, jumped at the chance saying, “Our Year 10’s are performing a ‘variety-style’ show which includes magic when they are in Year 11, and therefore, it was a great idea to have an actual magician in school to show us his tricks. The show was fantastic and the children loved every minute!”
Craig and Elizabeth, performed for Year 7, then for Year 10 who also had a question and answer session with the magician and his team about life as a magician and performing on stage. Corban (pictured below), who will be play the character of the magician in the school show next year, even showed the magician a card trick of his own!