Charity Day December 2015

Charity-day_December2015-6Well done to all students and staff who have participated in the exciting, as ever, charity day today.

The frozen pantomime was fantastic, and the talent show presented by Mr Carr and Mr Barry, was brilliant and entertaining. The winners of the talent show were:

First round:
1st place: Hira who sang Valerie.
2nd place: Isabella and Evie singing Hello.

Second round:
1st place: Isabella and Evie singing Hello.
2nd place: Amelia, Alice and Anouska singing ‘Not about Angels’.

We are in the process of counting the exact amount that has been raised for charity, so watch this space!

Alice in Wonderland 2015

Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th saw the year 8 & 9 drama pupils perform their Christmas production of Lewis Carroll’s weird and wonderful Alice in Wonderland.  Forty five girls took part and were on the stage the whole time, as they took turns becoming the set (the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party table and the rabbit hole tunnel) and a variety of hilarious characters such as the caterpillar, Father William and the turtles. There were excellent performances from everyone but special mention must go to Alice (Sophia Thomson- her wonderful singing voice and so perfectly cast for this role) the mad bad Queen of Hearts (Mahjabin Mamun), the Mad Hatter and March Hare (Rosie Robinson and Freya Sharpe- what wonderful facial expressions!)

Many thanks to Mrs Corner and Miss Dodd for all their hard work in producing this lovely end of term performance-the girls’ enthusiasm, the bright costumes and wonderful direction coupled with an excellent ensemble cast, meant this was a real success. Many thanks also to Chris Capon for his technical help, Val Brennan, Catherine Marshall, Julia Mayall and all the other associate and teaching staff who have helped with organisation and costumes.

 

Written by Mrs Cleary

Mock Trial Competition Success

Court GavelOur Year 12 team of barristers and witnesses performed brilliantly at this year’s Mock Trial Competition at Manchester Crown Court on Saturday 28th November. Eleven other schools took part in the competition and our girls won two of their three trials by quite a margin. They were very narrowly beaten by the overall winners of the competition. The judges all praised the girls for their effort and excellent professional performances.

The girls have worked extremely hard and have given up a lot of their time to practise each week and it was really pleasing to see them do so well in the competition and enjoy themselves doing so.

Well done to the team Jocelyn, Clemmie, Alice, Mahika, Rebecca, Stephanie, Robyn, Tokino, Kate, Lydia, Meredith, Eisha!