February 2020

Feb 2020
Form 1 gave heartfelt performances of songs, dances and poetry all based on the enchanting book, The Lost Words by Dr Robert Macfarlane. The children became ‘shapeshifters’ and ‘fluttering goldfinches’ as they breathed life back into many forgotten words. Head of Drama, Mr Tim Clarke, explained, “The children spoke, acted and moved powerfully with one voice and were poised and elegant. It was about children excelling at being children…” The Lost Words is a ‘book of spells’ that seeks to conjure up the near-lost magic and strangeness of nature. It transcends age barriers inspiring
Feb 2020
The children in Form 4 visited Stibbington Village near Peterborough and travelled back in time to the year 1896. Dressed in Victorian skirts and mop caps, or breeches and cloth caps, the young Victorians were given identities of children who actually went to Stibbington School during Queen Victoria’s era. The visit included a taste of Victorian school life. The children discovered that Victorian teachers were very strict; every time a child answered a question, they had to stand up to speak and woe betide anyone who tried to write with their left hand or ended up with ink on their
Feb 2020
Following the success of last year’s Scheherazade, the Fourth Form put on a stellar performance with their Three Folk Tales which contained moments of terror and gore, paired with hilarity, as well as spectacular dances in between the individual plays. One of the performers described the experience, “It was really fun pretending to be a grumpy cowboy because I could make silly cowboy accents and exciting being in such a great production.”  The use of movement and dance were also pivotal in making this evening both visually stunning and at many times, incredibly funny. A Form 4 child

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