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Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 5

Our Harmony Choir sang with confidence and treated their young audience to a wide variety of musical performances last week at Alwyn Infant School.  

Mr Gravett was delighted that our Senior Girls Harmony Choir were invited back for a second year to perform at Alwyn Infant School as part of their music week. This has been an exciting outreach opportunity for our pupils and the girls thoroughly enjoyed their chance to sing and share their talents within the local community. The Alwyn pupils were treated to a selection of songs and they were bubbling with excitement. Mr Gravett says “ The girls performed brilliantly. They are such a credit to Claires Court and it was a truly inspirational afternoon for all of us. We performed a diverse programme, including a repertoire from 'The Greatest Showman', 'Wicked' and 'Frozen'. We finished the concert with a performance of 'Let It Go' and we had the whole of Alwyn Infant School singing along with us. I think it is fair to say that the girls found it very 'cute'!”

A further success from the music department and congratulations to Amelie, Year 8, for being awarded second place at the ISA Musical Theatre Competition 2020 for her performance of ‘Requiem’. 

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Elizabeth Paton from the Duke of Edinburgh's Award came in on Tuesday morning to meet with the Year 11 girls who are currently working towards their bronze award. Liz was blown away by how hardworking they were, their focus and determination to complete their evidence for the award. The session was really valuable with the girls learning how to use the website and mobile app up to upload their evidence and assessor reports. Elizabeth said they were one of the best groups she has ever worked with!  

We had another success, this time at the county cross country championships over the weekend, on an unseasonably warm day. Year 11 pupil Izzie was placed 5th in the U19 division and has now qualified for National Finals in Liverpool on Wednesday 4 March.  This was a great morale booster for our cross country runners who are competing today at the ISA London West Competition at Sherfield School. We look forward to announcing these results next week.  

The Library team are leading the way in our contribution to the 'National Storytelling Week' and our school library will be running various activities to encourage pupils to share stories that they have read and enjoyed. This year, the focus of 'National Storytelling Week' has been 'Once upon a ... crime' so look out for our displays of detective fiction, mysteries and crime thrillers.  

Some lovely news to end last week... we have a new word millionaire in Year 7. Rhiannon, was a awarded a library prize, an accelerated reader certificate and will receive her Head Teacher's certificate in assembly.  

Momentum is building for our young performers in preparation for the Drama Fest next week and I am looking forward to watching them perform their interpretation of Shakespeare's works over the course of two evenings. 

"All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts."      William Shakespeare 

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