On Friday 7th September, Year 12 and 13 students studying English travelled to the Globe theatre in London to watch Shakespeare’s Othello. The play, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, tells the story of the Venetian general, Othello, and his relationship with his new wife, Desdemona. Corrupted by the evil Iago, Othello believes that Desdemona has been unfaithful to his, culminating in a violent murder at the end of the play which shocked those who weren’t prepared for it.
The play featured an all-star cast, including André Holland (Moonlight) as the eponymous tragic hero, and Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, The BFG) as Iago.
It truly was an excellent performance, in the theatre where it would have first been performed more than 400 years ago, and the day was enjoyed by pupils and staff alike.
This year we had a number of enthusiastic Year 12 and 13 students taking part in the competition, which involved them completing a two-hour written exam paper. The questions posed often stimulate much debate, and enthusiasm for, chemistry – raising awareness of what the subject is all about. It provides a good opportunity to develop some of the skills required for study at university and beyond.
We are extremely pleased with the results that the students have achieved: Clara S, and Nimisha S both achieved a Silver Award; Amy L, Phoebe M, Shriya P, Eleanor C, Anum C, and Fiona S all achieved a Bronze Award. Well done and congratulations to them!
Year 13 held their annual Easter Egg decorating competition this week and the entries were extremely impressive, ranging from topical and classic, to literally ‘out of this world’! The judges found it an extremely difficult task to pick winners as a result. Well done to everyone who took part and specifically the winners, as follows:-
On the night, you can enjoy a fashion show, a Bollywood Dance Performance, find out what a souk and a dabkeh are, bid for amazing items in an auction and enjoy a live performance by Jay Kadn (formerly known as Junai Kaden) who has reached #1 multiple times on the iTunes World Chart and the UK Official Asian Downloads Chart.
So join us for a night celebrating Bollywood and Arabian Culture and help us to raise money for Human Appeal’s ‘Our Haven’ Project, supporting women who have suffered from domestic abuse.
Tickets are on sale from Enas H, Hannah K and Navjot K in the Sixth Form common room, the main hall and in F10 Mondays and Wednesdays at lunch. They won’t be available on the door & are limited so get them fast!
Child (under 12) – £6
Students (12+, or 18+ and in education) – £8
Adults (18+) – £10
Meet & Greet with Jay Kadn – £25
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