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