House Arts 2016 Review

At the beginning of last year, each House randomly selected an envelope that contained two different stimuli: a popular song from which to launch a narrative from, and a 30-year time period within which to set their play as an acknowledgement of the School’s 120th year. The new time period requirement saw each performance set against the backdrop of an historical event of the time – the First World War, the rise of the New Girl in the roaring twenties, Woodstock music festival and an allegorical telling of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The performance night marked the culmination of a year’s worth of preparation for the Year 11 leaders and a week of rehearsal and work by every member of each House. The packed auditorium showed immense appreciation for the effort, passion and talent on display – each aspect of the performances led and run entirely by the students. The judges across the five areas of Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Art were full of superlative praise for the girls’ cohesiveness and creativity. After yet another close battle, Langley Templeton were awarded with the trophy, whilst the other three Houses finished within a percentage point of one another to fill out the minor placings.

2017 sees another new challenge with an exciting stimulus pack to be released to the Year 11 cohort mid-Term 1. Be sure to arrive early to secure your seat for this year’s performances on Tuesday 5 December 2017, 6.00pm in the School Hall. To see, and hear, words of wisdom from the 2016 House Captains click here.

Mr James Brown, Head of Performing Arts