Monthly Archives - February 2020

“He’s Behind You …”

At the end of January Year 4 students from a number of local primary schools were treated to a morning of entertainment by 50 of our Year 9 students. As part of their Drama studies, students we asked last term to devise their own version of traditional British pantomimes. The students then worked in groups, as actors, designers and theatre technicians to bring the stories to life on stage.  The mini pantomimes included Little Red Riding Hood, Peter Pan, […]

The ‘Ayes’ Have it!

Another group of Personal Development Activity students have also just triumphed.  This time it was a group of Debaters who took part in the English-Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition, the largest public speaking competition for Schools in England and Wales.  Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the contest attracts around 400 teams of pupils from Years 9-11.  Each team consists of a speaker, questioner and chair, although the unique format of the competition means only the chair and questioner […]

Young Dancers Aim High

A group of Year 9 students took part in a two-hour long workshop with dance professionals from the Centre for Advanced Training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. The Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is part of a national intensive dance programme aimed at preparing young dancers to study for a dance qualification at university or specialist conservatoire.  Past students on the course have gone on to study dance in venues such as the Urdang Academy and Rambert […]