24th June 2019

Year 12 Art students visit Kew Gardens!

Many thanks to Miss Veerayen for this report:

Our annual trip to Kew provided a great source of visual inspiration for our Year 12 art students. Alongside the wealth of natural sights within the gardens, the work of the iconic and most celebrated glass artist, Dale Chihuly, is currently being exhibited providing a stunning, contemporary outdoor gallery space. Chihuly’s spectacular glass artworks are displayed throughout the landscape and include feature pieces never seen before in the UK.

During our visit, students were able to observe the drawings and work of Chihuly and were fortunate to be able to view a brand new, specially designed sculpture providing a reverie of form, colour and light. Students recorded their visit through sketching on site alongside photography and we look forward to seeing the exciting development of their work.

My thanks go to Mr Anastasi and Mrs Starck for their support.

Invitation to our Summer Production – Oklahoma!

You are warmly invited to the Summer Term production of the classic musical Oklahoma! which will feature a range of immensely talented performers from Years 7 – 10. The performances will take place on Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July at 7.30pm in the Edward Guinness Hall.

Please see Events for booking details.

Year 7 and 8 annual R. F. Cholmeley Poetry Reading Competition!

Once again, students from Years 7 and 8 showcased their exceptional talents at this prestigious annual event.

Two readers from each class entertained their peers with powerful poetic performances, many of which were composed by the students themselves.

Once more, we were fortunate enough to have Ash Dickinson, one of the UK’s best spoken word poets, as guest judge. He was impressed with the level of sensitivity and emotion in the poems and found the judging process a very difficult task.

Ash worked with several classes during the afternoon stimulating their poetic abilities.

The Year 7 competition was won by Yoni who performed ‘Excuses, Excuses’ by John Forster and the Year 8 competition was won by Athina with a self-penned poem.

This year, with the trial of the new House system, points were awarded to all students who participated.

Congratulations to all contestants for their superb performances.