May 2017

May 2017
Transition 2 (Year 2) children brought the classic first book in The Chronicles of Narnia series, by C S Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, to life in their stage adaptation.   In the grips of the World War II bombing of London, four children of the Pevensey family are sent to a country house where they will be safe. One day Lucy finds a wardrobe that transports her to a magical world called Narnia. After coming back, she soon returns to Narnia with her siblings, Peter, Edmund and Susan. There they join the magical lion, Aslan, in the fight against the evil White Witch.
May 2017
A record number of guests registered for tickets for this year’s free Parents’ Association Evensong, held again in St John’s College Chapel and sung by the internationally renowned College choir, featuring choristers from the school.  Attendance at this annual event is always high, though this year it was perhaps buoyed by the buzz following the recent success of the College Choir in the BBC Music Magazine Award 2017, with their latest recording of music by St John’s College alumnus, Jonathan Harvey, winning the choral award. The music chosen for the service was specially selected to
May 2017
The Third Form made their debut on the Hinsley Hall stage and performed their rendition of Cinderella. A funky interpretation of a traditional tale, the Third Form production was based on the poem by Roald Dahl, featuring wonderful highlights of music and dancing. The dances were choreographed by Ms Harris and were performed with vigour on stage, bringing excitement, especially to the disco scene. The children mastered the skill of projecting their singing voices to the back of the hall, without losing their sense of character or finesse, whilst also maintaining a high quality of
May 2017
During the Easter break, a group of Senior House Geographers and Scientists set out to explore the wonders of Iceland. The children investigated volcanic activity, lava fields, hot springs, geysers, stunning waterfalls and dark, mysterious beaches. The ‘Blue Lagoon’ was the first stop after the airport for a chance to relax and unwind. The geothermally heated seawater is rich in natural minerals and allows bathers to float effortlessly in the blue opaque water. This was followed by a trip to a lava field at the foot of the Blue Mountains and an expedition into a lava tube cave, a