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20th May 2019

End of Half Term Newsletter Now Available!

Thanks to our Parent Volunteer Newsletter Editor, Lynn Bath, for pulling together all the articles which reflect another amazing half term at Owen’s! Please see our School Newsletter page!

Wishing you all a restful half term!

Come and see our 2019 GCSE Art Exhibition!

It’s an exciting time for the Art Department as students exhibit their final artwork exam pieces in a dedicated exhibition to celebrate their work and in preparation for the examiners.

Our GCSE Art Exhibition will be open on Thursday 23rd May between 5-7pm in the Gym.

All are welcome to see our talented artists displays – really not to be missed!

Whitsun Concert wows audience!

‘Some of it had me in tears – it was so breathtakingly good’, were the words of one parent following this week’s wonderful Whitsun Concert. With upper school pupils revising hard for exams, it was the turn of over 250 of our young musicians in Years 7 – 10 to take the limelight on stage in the EGH.

The immense variety of musical styles performed by pupils in Second Band, Junior Strings, Junior Chamber Choir, Second Orchestra and Junior Choir was entertaining and engaging as ever, with a programme that featured classical, pop, traditional, South American, African and jazz styles.

The instrumental playing in all the ensembles was of a really impressive standard, with the exciting, massed sound brass, woodwind and percussion of Second Band opening the concert brilliantly. Junior Strings had some Harry Potter tricks up their sleeves, while Second Orchestra were joined by 16 of the school’s finest pianists for a breathtaking performance of Saint-Saens’ Suite, Carnival of the Animals.

The Junior Choir and Junior Chamber Choir filled the EGH with a beautiful, blended sound, performing some great favourites from last term’s repertoire, including Hold Back the River, The Rose, A Magpie Sitting on a Broken Chair, Fix You and Waving Through a Window from the new TONY award-winning musical, ‘Dear Evan Hansen.’ There were many opportunities to feature individual solo singers and some special guest solo instrumental performers.

Our thanks and congratulations to everyone who performed in the concert and to their musical directors, Mr Crossley, Ms Bamber, Mrs Brady and Ms Jenkins.   Thanks also to Mr Bean, Ms Browne, Mrs Acosta, Ms Makepeace-Lott, Mr Grimstead and the OSA for their help in supporting the evening.