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20th November 2017

Orchestral Concert is a sell out!

With standing room only in a sold-out Edward Guinness Hall, this week’s Orchestral Concert was a stunning success.

The concert programme featured Second Orchestra, Senior Strings, Junior Strings and Symphony Orchestra, totalling over 200 of Owen’s youngest, oldest and finest musicians.

In an evening full of highlights, special mention goes to the superb jazz flair of Second Orchestra’s ‘The Children of Sanchez’, featuring Claudio Gaete, the high level of technical accomplishment displayed by Senior Strings in their performance of Bartok’s ‘Divertimento for Strings’, Junior Strings’ beautiful world premiere of a piece composed by Year 8 pupil, Alice Profitt, and Symphony Orchestra’s absolutely incredible performance of Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.

There was also a special thank you given at the end of the concert to Scott Wilson, who sadly leaves us as Director of Instrumental and Vocal Studies at the end of this term.

A huge congratulations to all pupils who performed, to all the conductors and ensemble tutors, to all of the music department staff who helped in the organisation of the concert and to all the school staff who supported on front of house and backstage.

OSA launch new website!

The OSA (Owen’s School Association) have launched their new website http://www.theosa.org.uk/.  Please do take a look!

A big thank you to Jay Ahmed, a parent who volunteered to put the new website together and to everyone who helped with the development. The OSA continues to add content and make improvements and would very much welcome your feedback. If you have any comments or suggestions or can help in any way please get in touch at contact@theosa.org.uk.

Young poets display great creativity!

The Library held a National Poetry Day competition where students were asked to write a poem based on the theme ‘Freedom’.

There were many excellent entries of a very high standard which made the judging very difficult, but we are delighted to announce that the winners were:

Year 7: 1st: Athina Michael, 2nd: Yuana Hiroigrant, 3rd: Zoe Dewberry

Year 8: 1st: Mollie Mardel

Year 9: 1st: Ranjana Ram

The following students were highly commended: Hope Baker, Arthur Bloyce, Eloise Eisenberg, Akshata Jain, Shivani Mahan and Jaiden Patel.

The following stduents were commended: Tej Balachandran, Hannah Crabbe, Alice Hardy, Max Hirschkorn, Grace Huckstep, Tiffany Jones, Ben Mansfield, Izzy Milton, Kamran Mosahebi and Emilia Pantelides.

Congratulations to all, very well done. Certificates and prizes can be collected from the Library.

Tickets go on sale for our Winter Production!

You are warmly invited to this year’s winter production – ‘Twelfth Night’. The play will feature students from Years 10-13 and take place on Thursday 14th December 2017, Friday 15th December 2017 and Saturday 16th December 2017.

All performances will be held in the Main Hall at 7.30pm. Please see Events for booking details!

Parent/Student Reminder – Non Uniform Day this Friday!

This term’s non-uniform day is this Friday 24th November 2017. All proceeds will go to United World Schools, a charity dedicated to improving education for some of the world’s poorest children.

Please could students give their £1 to their Form Tutors on Friday morning.