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Performing Arts Festival a Great Success!

posted 5 Aug 2013, 02:06 by Google Google   [ updated 5 Aug 2013, 02:07 ]
Our Performing Arts Festival got underway with a competitive arts event for students from two local primaries. Children from Cooper’s Edge Primary School and Brockworth Primary Academy arrived at Millbrook with instruments, costumes and a vast array of props, and spent a very enjoyable morning competing against each other in poetry recital, singing, playing instruments and variety acts.

Ex-student Tim Phelps, who now works as an actor and has won a place at the highly regarded London School of Musical Theatre was our guest judge, and after Mrs Scott welcomed the competitors, the first class – Poetry Recital got underway. We had some fantastic recitals, from individuals and groups, with Hollie from Cooper’s Edge winning Gold for her recital of the humorous poem “Excuses”. Tim gave feedback to all competitors, and was particularly impressed with the children who had worked as teams. The next class, Solo Singing, began with a beautiful rendition of “Tina Singu” from Reece (Cooper’s Edge) Gold went to Ange, also from Cooper’s Edge, but special mention, and a Bronze medal went to Talia from Brockworth Primary, who sang a song she had written herself. Next was group singing, which was won by The Rock Angels from Brockworth Primary, for their beautiful performance of “Butterfly”. Not only did they sing, but they completed their performance with some fabulous choreography. Close behind in second place were James and McCarthy from Cooper’s Edge, who also sang and danced, this time to the song “Forget You”. Our penultimate class was solo instrumental, in which we saw some brilliant playing. The eventual winner was Hollie from Cooper’s Edge, with her version of “I Dreamed A Dream”, which she played on her flute. Second place went to Keiron from Cooper’s Edge, who played the theme from “Titanic” on the guitar, and joint third went to Tegan and Jasmine, also from Cooper’s Edge, who entertained us with recorder and ocarina playing respectively.

The final class, and the highlight of the day was the Variety Act class. In this we saw, amongst other things, a magic show, a comedy newsreader, some fabulous ocarina playing and a very clever balancing act. First place, though, went to a beautifully choreographed and very well rehearsed shadow dance by Shadow BFS from Brockworth Primary Academy. The piece they performed was fantastic and the children had obviously spent a lot of time working on it. Liberty was leader of the group, and there was a loud cheer when guest judge Tim announced that they were the winners.

At the end of the day, Mrs Scott presented the overall winner trophy to Cooper’s Edge School and the runner up trophy to Brockworth Primary Academy. All the children performed brilliantly and it was lovely see them enjoying themselves.

Year 10 Silver Arts Awards students ensured that the event ran smoothly, taking on the roles of presenters, certificate awarders, technicians and helpers.

Year 11 student Bethan Garlick came along to take photos some of which are below.


Arriving with props.

Welcome from Mrs Scott and Mrs Cameron.

Year 10 student Millie helps one of the competitors with her technical requirements.

Beth and Kirsten, who were the continuity presenters

One of the entrants in the poetry recital class

Another entrant in the poetry class

Tim awarding Hollie with first prize in poetry recital

Solo singing gets underway