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Music, Drama & Art

Music, Drama & Art

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The Sound of Musicals – the senior musical


“Another op’nin, another show!” This year’s senior musical saw us pay tribute to the New Hall, which has been Twycross’ main performance space for the last 40 years, by performing a variety of songs from some of the most celebrated musicals since 1935 – and providing a history lesson at the same time! There were… Continue reading The Sound of Musicals – the senior musical.


Twycross at the Christmas Movies


 “A magical night out.” *****  “So much talent on one stage!” ***** This Christmas, Twycross held its very own premiere and the stars were out in force on the red carpet! There was an array of talent to be seen and a fantastic evening was had by all. The evening was professionally hosted by a… Continue reading Twycross at the Christmas Movies.


Swallows Hill Christmas Cards


This year’s Christmas Cards have added greatly to the festive decorations in Swallows. The Form 3s looked at different artists to inspire them. Form 3Y viewed Jane Ray’s ‘Story of Christmas’. Her style is detailed and decorative, so gel pens added extra sparkle. Form 3X looked at Henri Matisse’s cut-outs. It challenged their cutting skills… Continue reading Swallows Hill Christmas Cards.


FAME JR.


The house lights dimmed, the chorus sang their first number and the audience knew from the very outset that they were in for a really entertaining evening.  Miss Clift has nurtured the younger talent revealed in previous shows and now soloists are coming forward for the first time and proving themselves more than worthy of… Continue reading FAME JR..


Summer Concert


We decided that the most appropriate label for this year’s summer event was a ‘revue’, as it encompassed a variety of acts from across the year groups showcasing items they have been working on throughout the year. This ranged from tap-dancers to actors through to singers and instrumentalists. All the pupils who took part in… Continue reading Summer Concert.


High School Musical


It is a very busy time at school.  The basketball team has reached the championship final; the maths/science team is limbering up for a big challenge event; auditions are underway for a neo-feminist version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’.  Meanwhile the mainstay of the basketball team and the top maths student fall for each other and… Continue reading High School Musical.


Cinderella & Rockerfella


Forms 3X and 3Y had a marvellous time at the end of term recreating the tale of Cinderella on stage.  The town-crier, Buttons and the cat took their expected places in the story, but the arrival of rock-star Rockerfella dressed head-to-toe in designer leather was less expected.  Tired of touring with his band and dealing… Continue reading Cinderella & Rockerfella.


May Concert


Our May concert once again drew attention to the wealth of musical talent in the school in all age groups.  The public examinations had claimed the time of our older musicians, but several members of S4 took the stage.  The extraordinarily accomplished Fran Gordon played ‘Hunter’s Moon’ on the French horn; Joe Dugas looked suitably… Continue reading May Concert.


Arts Festival


The school was buzzing with creative endeavour during the first week in March when we held our first ever Arts Festival.  The aim was simply to celebrate the arts throughout the week in the broadest sense: drama, art, music, dance, singing, poetry, craft, stories, design.  We enlisted the services of a professional jester to teach… Continue reading Arts Festival.


Batik Workshop


We welcomed batik artist, Bev Morrant, to Senior 4 art lessons to inspire some wonderful art pieces in this interesting medium. Although the students only had two hours, the work they produced was incredible and all enjoyed trying out a new technique.