Category Archives: Arts, Media, Music & Drama

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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House Drama Competition

It was with great excitement that this year’s plays for House Drama were selected on Friday. House Captains drew their choices from the sorting hat during assembly. This year’s theme is Roald Dahl stories. The competition will take place on Friday 15th December with groups performing extracts from some of Roald Dahl’s most popular tales! We wish all our house…

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‘A Night at the Oscars’ Monday 12th June 2017 hosted by the Media Department

The Media department and its students, once more, proved just how much can be achieved with vision, determination and talent at the annual ‘A Night at the Oscars’ event on Monday evening. The event recognised the largest cohort of Sixth Form Media students to date, in addition to the sterling efforts of our GCSE students. The evening was hosted by…

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