Pupils put on a fine show at Thames­mead’s an­nual Sum­mer Soiree

Staines Informer - - NEWS -

FAM­I­LIES and friends of Thames­mead School stu­dents were treated to an evening of mu­sic, dance and drama at the an­nual Sum­mer Soiree.

Many of the drama and mu­sic pieces were writ­ten and com­posed by the stu­dents, and were per­formed in the Many­gate Lane school’s im­pres­sive out­door per­for­mance area.

Boy­band favourites ‘Take This’ reprised their wellloved hits in a fi­nal per­for­mance be­fore they leave Thames­mead, but there is much to look for­ward to in the fu­ture as ‘The Blue Js Trio’ and ‘James Nor­ton En­sem­ble’ proved they were al­ready very ac­com­plished mu­si­cians.

Ben Bradley, a Year 10 stu­dent at the Shep­per­ton school per­formed a su­perb pi­ano piece he wrote as his GCSE own com­po­si­tion and the chore­og­ra­phy skills of Thames­mead’s GCSE dancers was clear to see in their grace­ful per­for­mance.

So­phie Evans had writ­ten her ver­sion of an Ae­sop fa­ble en­ti­tled ‘How the fish got its scales’, per­formed beau­ti­fully by the Year 8 drama stu­dents.

Mem­bers of the school’s or­ches­tra, African drum­ming group and jazz club dis­played a wide va­ri­ety of in­stru­men­tal tal­ent with their var­ied styles of mu­sic.

Singer Caris Old­man was ap­plauded for her su­perb ren­di­tion of Adele’s When We Were Young, Char­lie Re­nard sang his own song beau­ti­fully in French and the fi­nale in­volv­ing the school choir and Com­mu­nity Choir rounded off the evening with up­lift­ing per­for­mances.

The stan­dard of singing, act­ing and danc­ing was su­perb and serves to il­lus­trate why Thames­mead has such a suc­cess­ful per­form­ing arts depart­ment, with 100% of its mu­sic stu­dents achiev­ing A* to C grade passes at GCSE last year.

Dur­ing the event on Thurs­day last week, an art ex­hi­bi­tion could also be seen by vis­i­tors, fea­tur­ing the course­work and fi­nal pieces of Year 11 GCSE stu­dents.

Fam­i­lies and friends of stu­dents at Thames­mead School in Shep­per­ton were treated to an evening of ex­cel­lent mu­sic, dance and drama at the an­nual Sum­mer Soiree.

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