An Incredibly Busy Term for Performing Arts

Posted: 5th December 2023

It’s been an incredibly busy term for the Performing Arts department full of wonderful performances.

The first big performance of the year was Harvest Festival back in October where the children in Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 led a brilliant assembly explaining the importance of celebrating Harvest through poetry and song. It’s always a lovely first performing opportunity for the children in those years groups.

We next had the Year 7 & 8 Performing Arts Evening where the children in both years groups showed off what they had been working on in their individual or small group lessons. There was such a wide variety of performance styles and talent on show it was an evening to remember. The Orchestra and Senior Choir also performed for the first time with James Bond and Another Day of Sun from the film La La Land. It’s always an inspirational evening to see the children at the top of the school performing and this year was no different. Congratulations to all performers.

The Year 5 & 6 children worked hard all term on their production ‘Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies’. This was a spoof on the traditional story of Robin Hood and needed to be performed in a pantomime style. The children rose to the occasion brilliantly, acting their roles with great characterisation and singing and dancing with gusto.

Most recently we have had our various Nativity performances from Kindergarten, Reception and Year 1 & 2. Seeing the Nativity performances is a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit and it’s always heartwarming to see such young children performing on the stage and building their confidence.

We will be finishing the term with our traditional whole school Carol Service at St Dunstan’s church in Mayfield. This is always a special occasion where the whole school comes together and performs Christmas Carols and is a wonderful way to bring the term to a close.

It’s been such a busy term with some wonderful performances – well done to everyone involved.

Jennifer Farman

Categories: Performing Arts