Category Archives: Arts, Media, Music & Drama

Last Night of the Proms

Musicians from across the School treated a very appreciative and warm audience to some simply superb performances at the Last Night of the Proms Concert on Thursday 2nd November.  In traditional Proms manner, we had a variety of genres performed from across the periods of music. We were especially pleased to have the newly set up Musical Theatre Group give a…

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Art Trip to Florence

During the half-term break, 16 students from Years 11 and 12 accompanied by Ms Wright and Mr Kellighan, visited Florence. Florentia, the ‘flowering’ city is the capital of Tuscany and home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture – so an ideal place for any student studying Art. We had a busy itinerary which included visits to many of…

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Public Speaking and Debate: The Championship

In golf, it is simply called ‘The Open.’  In tennis, it is simply ‘Wimbledon.’  On Sunday 1st October ‘The Championship’ etched its name in Ratcliffe stone.  The Public Speaking Championship stood at the fulcrum of the school community with a backdrop scored by classically trained musicians and artists displaying etchings and oils on canvas. Six Students stood alone facing a…

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A Level Drama Workshop and trip to see ‘All My Sons’

Year 12 and 13 Drama Students, enjoyed a trip to Nottingham Playhouse on Friday 6th October to see ‘All My Sons’ by Arthur Miller. Students have been studying Realism and Naturalism in Drama and we welcomed experienced director, Alix Manning to run a workshop with the students prior to our visit so that they could experience some rehearsal techniques used…

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