31 Jan Performing Arts News
The Performing Arts Department have been extremely busy over the past few weeks, both inside and outside of school. They ended last term by leading the whole school Advent Service on the theme, ‘Do You Have Room for Christ this Christmas?’ The message was thought provoking and provided opportunity for meaningful reflection before the Christmas break. Dance, drama and music were all utilised to explore how willing we are to make space for Christ in our busy lives. We also considered those who are often left marginalised and who deserve our particular respect and consideration. As well as peace and reflection, the Advent Service also provides an opportunity to celebrate the festival of Christmas, and the junior Dance team enjoyed presenting ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ whilst the choir and soloists led the singing of this annual favourite!
This term, the choir and dance companies assisted the local Jewish Community once again in the Holocaust Memorial Service at St Mary in the Castle in Hastings. Our pupils sang and performed with grace, dignity and respect in order to help to honour the victims of the Holocaust. Photos and newspaper report to follow – keep checking back for updates.
The Dance Companies (KS3, KS4 and Boys) are excitedly preparing for their performance in the Time to Dance festival at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings, at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 7th February. The KS4 team are particularly proud to be performing their dance, ‘Supermarket Flowers’, in memory of Sophie Taylor, who sadly passed away last year. Sophie was an active, vibrant and inspirational member of the Dance Company and her presence is sorely missed.
Finally, the choir have been busy practising for a very special assignment – singing at Miss Wood’s wedding at the end of this term! She is delighted that they, and Mrs Byrne of course, will be taking part and leading the music. We know they will do a fantastic job.