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Under the Big Top

On Sunday 2nd July we opened our grounds for the second Summer Extravaganza, incorporating the Summer Fayre, Art and Design Exhibition and performances from the Dance, Music and Drama departments.

On exhibition for the Big Top Extravaganza were a selection of visual arts from students studying the subjects at GCSE and A’ Level. The exhibition showcased the students’ work as a professional art exhibition would. There were examples of ceramics, casted glass, furniture, woven plastics, printed and painted textiles, digital photography, sculpture and much more.  The exhibition featured work from the following students: Khadeeja A, Paige B, Polyanna B, Jack B, Kyra E, Samuel G, Jessica H, Lewis H, Maddie H, Emma J, Thomas K, Ivanka P, Ianjaye R, Martha R and Bella.  All pupils worked very hard to create these pieces and were very proud to have them exhibited in such a professional setting.

The majority of students took part, either performing or helping on stalls alongside staff, providing an opportunity to bring together the whole school community to celebrate the hard work and creativity of our young people.  There were over 40 stalls which were really busy and raised funds for Coles Diner and Happy Days.  The inflatables and our own youth club provided much loved entertainment.  There was also a shoot off between Ollie and Mathew to win the basketball hoop!

The raffle was very successful with Shante’s mum winning 1st prize and Mae’s mum scooping 2nd and 3rd prizes! 

The BBQ was popular as were the ice creams helped by the wonderful British weather which gave us sunshine all afternoon.  The highlight of the day was Furry Foot the Clown who had an amazing array of circus skills equipment perfectly in keeping with the Big Top!

Performances from the Dance, Music and Drama departments were wonderful including solos by many students.

The day raised over £3000 which will help towards the outside fitness area that is planned.  Thank you to Kirilyn and other staff for all the hard work and organisation.