Before the end of term, pupils at Lower School engaged in their annual performances which this year were live streamed to families and share via our online platform. Key Stage 1 and 2 participated in an exciting performance, recounting a tale of aliens crash landing at Perseid Lower School, where they find children preparing for Christmas and get stuck in themselves, joining in activities for their very first Christmas! All pupils looked appropriately merry in their festive jumpers and we would like to thank our families for providing these, alongside a thank you to our pupils for their hard work in creating the scenery and a very impressive spaceship centrepiece.
Our music teacher, Helen commented: “The performances were excellent - pupils sang, danced, signed and played musical instruments, and for some it was the most confident singing I have heard from them which is an amazing achievement. Dancing ended the show on a real high with the moves devised by the pupils themselves. The narrators were outstanding and both pupils delivered their lines clearly, with expression and excellent diction. We were all extremely proud of all the children and, whilst we really missed having a live audience present, we are pleased that families were able to watch at home”.
Our Early Years department put on a fantastic show in their Concert: Stars and Snowflakes. We are incredibly proud of our youngest pupils who showcased a beautiful rendition of Twinkle Twinkle and Six Little Snowflakes, accompanied by dance and instruments. Well done to all those involved and thank you to those who made this possible.
Sadly, the Upper showcase, A Song for Christmas, had to be cancelled at the last minute due to Covid related closures. Despite this, we would like to take the opportunity to share how proud we are of how hard pupils worked and persevered to learn the songs and dance routines. In particular, 6th Form students had a lot of input in choosing their song and deciding how it should be presented. Although it is a real shame the pupils did not get perform, we are pleased with how they have improved and developed their performance skills throughout rehearsals and look forward to seeing them putting these skills into practice very soon!
Parent: “I watched the nativity and was really impressed! It was nice to hear my son singing along”.
Parent: “I was thrilled we were able to watch the play online. Christmas performances are a real highlight of the school year and all parents are very appreciative that we were still able to see it and all pupils hard work. Well done to all, it was so lovely”.