Congratulations to our Prep gymnasts on their impressive performances at the National ISGA 2 Piece Competition in Stamford. The Under 9s were Challenge Cup champions and the Under 11s came 4th. The girls did incredibly well with some excellent individual placings, 3rd for Lily-May, 4th for Olivia and 6th place for Eden. An amazing achievement considering this was the first competition for some of them. Miss Connell, Year 1 teacher and U9 and U11 Gym Coach, accompanied the girls and was justifiably proud, not only of their fantastic performances but also because both sets of judges complimented her on “the wonderful team and how smiley they all were.”
The audience at Thursday and Friday evening’s performances of “We Will Rock You” were rocking along with the cast and orchestra. It was a brilliant show with excellent acting, some great comedy, impressive singing and fabulous accompaniment by the school orchestra. Huge congratulations to the Expressive Arts Department on a fantastic production.
Over half term students from Years 7 – 11 enjoyed an Expressive Arts trip to New York. It was a wonderful experience for the girls who were able to see some of the world’s best performers in dance, drama and music as well as viewing some exclusive art work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They also had time for plenty of sightseeing, taking in the key New York landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and Ground Zero. The girls sang in Trump Tower to a very appreciative audience and had a very engaging Broadway workshop, which was very useful in inspiring their artistic and performing aspirations and skills.