Jemima’s Beautiful Painting


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.

GCSE Dance workshop with James Cousins Dance Company

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.

Y8 – Student’s artworks done during Lockdown

GCSE Dance Film

The GCSE Dancers worked very hard over lockdown to choreograph and create our first dance film. Edited by Mrs Anstey, the film is called ‘The Light Can’t Last Forever’ and our stimulus was grief. They have all worked so hard to create this film over the last few weeks and I am sure you will agree that it is a fantastic achievement.

Watch their film here:

Dance Auditons

If you have been preparing a solo or group dance for the dance production, the auditions to show your finished piece are on: Tuesday 12th January.

Remember:

  • All dancers must be from the same year group
  • There must be no contact work, or being face to face with other dancers
  • Your dance must be finished (it doesn’t need to be very long 2-3 minutes is fine)
  • Bring your music on your phone / CD
  • You could also submit a dance film
  • The auditions on Tuesday 12th January will be from 3:40-4:30pm.
  • In January, you will be able to sign up to a time-slot on the dance noticeboard in the gym changing rooms. Once you have performed, you may leave.

Mrs. Anstey

Y13 song – 2020 Christmas Day

The Y13 A level group composed this uplifting song amidst the pandemic. Do watch their performance – they composed it in just a few hours together.
The lyrics are here if you’d like to sing along!

2020 christmas day

alone on christmas day
england as always is grey
santa is riding on his sleigh
to deliver presents we pray
but christmas is kinda cliche
we wanna make this a special day
so some tritones will come your way
Looks like lockdowns here to stay

2020 christmas looks different on Zoom
you cant sing carols when ur mics on mute
Thought you’d meet up your with friends
But you’re not
So we gotta make the most of what we got
Heres to 2020 Christmas day

panic buying toilet papers tinsel for the tree
all brits need is a good cup of tea
go outside don’t go outside to be or not to be
wash your hands to happy birthday, safety guarantee
support local businesses save the economy
clap for the nhs because it’s full in a&e
need a christmas turkey try out takeout kfc
this christmas won’t be so bad just wait and see

Under mistletoe with someone you’ve wanted to ask
But you cant get close and you both have mask
Thought you’d meet up with your friends
But you’re not
So we gotta make the most of what we got
Here to 2020 Christmas day

christmas means almost new year
the pubs will open soon don’t you fear
so if in doubt just hold on tight
2021 is gonna be alright

christmas means almost new year
2021 is about to premiere
a vaccine is in sight
2021 will be alright
2021 will be alright
2021 will be alright