The last day of term certainly provided pupils and staff with an opportunity to mark this festive occasion with a series of events to close the end of another busy term and celebrate this special time of year.
KRS House Shout Competition
Earlier today our competitive houses Kiplings, Roberts and Speakers went head-to-head for the annual House Shout competition. The theme this year was ‘Christmas number ones’ and the whole School community came together to hear Speakers sing Mistletoe and Wine, Kiplings perform Merry Christmas Everyone and Roberts’ rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. This year’s House Shout was given a new lease of life, with each act supported with a live band providing some polish to the event. Year 13 pupil, Warwick Crew-Brown, played bass with Mr Brinson, Mr Thomas and Mr Harby helping the houses keep time, pitch, pace and rhythm. Mr Winter judged the event with points being awarded for musicality, movement and tune. We are pleased to announce that Kiplings won this year’s competition. Here is to next year’s KRS!
The Headmaster’s final assembly of 2018
The festivities continued during the Headmaster’s final assembly of the year with performances from Charlotte Ensor, Year 11 music pupils and the Bethany School choir. These pupils reprised their performances from Wednesday evening’s Performing Arts Music Concert providing everyone in the School with an opportunity to celebrate their success. Head of Music, Jonny Brinson, said: “It might be the end of term, but our pupils still have so much energy and talent to bring. It was a pleasure to watch them perform.”
A festive panto to remember
Pupils were treated to a performance extravaganza at the end of the school day. The Bethany School Pantomime descended onto the Assembly Hall with the magical Cinderella. Teachers had been rehearsing in their own time to ensure the event was a success. Mr Reilly and Mr Hamilton played the ugly sisters, with Mrs Pack playing the evil stepmother. The story was given a slight twist and some dramatic licence, written by our very own Head of EAL, Nicola Rendall-Jones with the handsome prince played by Alex Bolton revealed as a spoilt Royal only looking for a wife to secure a dowry from his mother the Queen (Mrs Shapland).
Fortunately, true love prevailed as Cinderella (performed by Emily Carswell) finally married Mr Brinson as Jake the ever-faithful friend. The audience enjoyed this Christmas treat immensely with cameo performances from Claire Mills as a rather enthusiastic Royal messenger and April Bridge as Snow White and who better to play her dwarf companion than Mr Manktelow as Doc. Mr Healy naturally brought order to the proceedings narrating the whole affair. Audience participation, chases and laughter prevailed as the curtain came down on another excellent year at Bethany School.