A beautiful painting by year 11 student Jemima as part of her GCSE project based on ‘Performance’. It is painted on wood and her subject is one of her friends and one of our very talented dancers. She was inspired brilliantly by the work of the portrait artist Jonathen Yeo.
Honouring the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic… on stamps
Our school is delighted to be taking part in Royal Mail’s Heroes Stamp Design Competition, honouring the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.
Eight pupils from primary and secondary schools across the UK will become the designers of this stamp set, and one could be your child!
Each entry we send in will have the name of each child, plus their age and our school’s name and postcode. For details about how this information is used download the letter being sent to parents here
All children aged 4-14 from across the UK (except residents of the Isle of Man and Channel Islands) can enter the competition through their school, or independently from a school with permission from an adult.
The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 28th May 2021.
For more information see Miss Taylor or go to the competition website:
If you are thinking about music as a career and want to find out about sound engineering and music production read this https://abbeyroadinstitute.co.uk/blog/portfolio-career-the-many-hats-of-a-music-producer/ and book your free tickets here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-introduction-to-music-production-and-careers-in-audio-8-may-2021-11am-tickets-151782620905
Opera North are very excited to return to live activity within Opera North’s Youth Orchestral programme. They are hosting opportunities for young instrumentalists aged 10 -21 to work closely with the professional musicians from the Orchestra of Opera North and education specialists over summer and in the new academic year.
Detailed information can be found through the Opera North Website: operanorth.co.uk/participate/ or in the direct links below. They are looking forward to making music together again after so long apart.
- Woodwind and Horn Academy: 1 -2 June, Yeadon Town Hall
- Brass Academy: 3 – 4 June, Yeadon Town Hall
- Creative Camp: 2 – 6 August: Herd Farm Activity Centre
- Strings Academy: 16 – 18 August, Howard Opera Centre
- Summer Orchestra Academy : 23 – 28 August- Howard Opera Centre (Application to audition closes June 7 )
- Opera North Youth Orchestra: October – March – Howard Opera Centre (Application to audition closes July 5)
During lockdown, Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE Dancers participated in a dance workshop on Zoom with James Cousins Dance company. They had an hour theory class from James Cousins himself, who is the choreographer of one the professional dances on the GCSE Dance Anthology! They then had a practical workshop with a James Cousins Dance Company dancer, George. This was a fantastic opportunity for the students and gave everyone a positive boost and lots of inspiration at a challenging time.
KS3 Art were set a challenge to create something using loo rolls, created by Achinthya P: