Arthur Miller was a notable American playwright and one of his great works was ‘A View from the Bridge’. Rudyard Kipling was a British writer who is most well-known for writing ‘The Jungle Book’. On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week a group of Year 9 and Year 10 English Literature students performed ‘A View from the Bridge’ to large audiences in the Secondary Theatre. It was a stunning and powerful performance by the students and the audience was left spellbound by the dramatic finale. I was amazed by the quality of acting by our students, who clearly enjoyed the whole experience. Great credit should also go to two of our talented English teachers Ms Sian Davies and Ms Jessica Bostock, and their team, who directed this wonderful production.
‘The Jungle Book’ was performed on Thursday evening to a large audience in the Secondary Auditorium by students from the Junior School. It was a spectacular performance full of colour, singing, dancing and, once again, sensational acting by our students. I have loved this story ever since, as a young child, I watched Disney’s original movie, which was first released in 1967. Memories of the Disney classic flooded back to me whilst watching the show last night. Congratulations to our Junior School students for a wonderful performance and many thanks to the team of teachers who put this production together. It really was a great team effort by Primary School staff who gave us a show to remember.
Finally, tomorrow (Saturday, 26th May 2018) is a very special occasion in our calendar as we hold the Graduation Ceremony for the ‘Class of 2018.’ This annual celebration of achievement will be held at the Park Hyatt and we look forward to welcoming all our guests, and of course the class of 2018, to this wonderful occasion.
May I wish you all a wonderful weekend.
Anthony Rowlands, Principal