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Sixth Form Dancers Perform at The Lowry
On Saturday 22 March our Year 12 BTEC dancers were privileged enough to perform at the Lowry Theatre, Salford, part of North West Dance’s “U Dance” programme. The dance showcase is a highly prestigious event with hundreds of schools, colleges and youth dance groups all vying for an opportunity to take part.
After arriving at 10am bursting with excitement, we were ushered into the Quays Theatre and given a very warm welcome from all of the youth dance team, which culminated in everyone dancing in aisles to “Skrillex”! We then had a dress rehearsal on stage, during which time we discussed our requirements with the professional lighting and sound technicians.
After lunch we were set the task to take the most creative photograph based on the theme “Dance Anywhere”.…. which of course we won! And Olivia Pauls was interviewed by a film maker who was recording the whole day’s events.
In the evening the dancers got to participate in two contrasting workshops led by highly trained practitioners before finally preparing for SHOWTIME! At this point the nerves started building, but the techniques learned earlier in the day ensured that all of the performers could use them to the best effect.
The performance during the show was amazingly successful, with one man in the audience shouting “WOW!” at the end! I would like to thank all of the students and Gemma Marshall (PE trainee & Assistant Leader) for their hard work on the day, and say congratulations to the dancers on such a wonderful performance. They are: Ciara Abella-Smith, Hannah Bourke, Molly Catton, Elliott Dennett, Clare Finney, Abbie Leach, Olivia Pauls, Olivia Roberts and Maisie Twigger.
Sixth Form Blogger
Alan Faulkner from our Sixth Form VI:SPI is an enthusiastic British Touring Cars fan and regularly writes blogs for the sport.
He has engaged with ITV over their coverage of this sport and champions it whenever he can. He recently interviewed Chris Mealin who is a driver in the forthcoming Formula Ford championship – details can be found on his blog: http://btcccrazyal.blogspot.co.uk/
On Monday 24 March and Tuesday 25 March our College hall echoed to numerous songs from Disney. We were joined by our feeder Primary school: St Michael's, St Gerard’s, St Basil’s, Holy Family and St John Fisher. All students sang their hearts out in our joint songs: When you wish upon a star, You’ve got a friend in me, The Bare Necessities and Under the Sea. It was fabulous to see and hear the enjoyment and enthusiasm from everyone involved. All schools shared their favourite songs with us and enjoyed performances from Harmony Singers and Vocaliser. Our songs were complemented by performances by our College String, Guitar, Brass group, Orchestra and Percussion Band.
They were two wonderful evenings that left everyone walking our singing the praises of all of our performers and humming their own favourite song as they left the hall.
Mrs Fazakerley and Mrs Saunders - Music Dept
St Gerard’s, St Basil’s and St Michael’s
St John Fisher and Holy Family
World Book Day
World Book Day saw staff and students celebrate reading by dressing up as their favourite authors or characters and using form time to read together.
Teachers from all departments were involved and students from sixth form led the way with creative costumes including Dr Faustus, Cosette from Les Miserables. Staff entered into the spirit of the day dressed as characters from Sherlock Holmes, Winnie the Pooh, Blood Brothers, To Kill a Mockingbird and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory among many others. Director of Faculty Mr Fabia spooked the corridors dressed as the ghost of Jacob Marley.
During the day, Year 7 students took part in a creative writing workshop run by students who recently attended the Creative Writing Trip at the Arvon Foundation in Yorkshire. Teachers also enjoyed sharing quotations from their favourite novels on their classroom doors and sharing these with students.
Friday 4th April - Own clothes day for students who wish to participate - £1 contribution to Good Shepherd