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Music, Drama & Art

Music, Drama & Art

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Tugboat Busk for Comic Relief


The Twycross Ukulele group made a marvellous £131.22 busking for Comic Relief on Friday March 15th.  This performance introduced many new ukulele players .We were also very pleased to be joined by Charlie Psaras on the tea-chest bass and Warren Smith on the skiffle drum. William Roche and Frank Burton composed a special song for… Continue reading Tugboat Busk for Comic Relief.


Christmas Concert


This year’s Christmas concert was hugely enjoyed by a host of performers and a very large audience.  The children of Form 5 presented a very entertaining play, ‘The Mayor who Banned Christmas’, which was accompanied by songs and carols sung by the children of Form 4, all under the direction of Miss Clift.  The very… Continue reading Christmas Concert.


Form 3 Plays


Forms 3X and 3Y took to the stage last month to put on their traditional spring production.  This year it consisted of four ‘Farmyard Fables’ specially written for them by Mr Neville Ellis: Chauntecleer and the Fox, The Reluctant Prince, What Big Teeth You’ve Got, and Houses Fit for Pigs. These were old tales but… Continue reading Form 3 Plays.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream?


Twycross House School parents, pupils and friends were treated in November to an extremely funny and successful adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous tale.  ‘Harmony Fields’ was written, directed and produced by Cleo Henry of the upper sixth, who had previously won the backing of the Twycross Business Community’s Dragon’s Den to help with production costs.  The… Continue reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream?.


Form 5 Trojan War Projects


This term Form 5X have been studying the Trojan War in Latin lessons. As part of their homework, they were asked to choose any aspect of the Trojan War, whether it was their favourite part of the story or one of the characters, and produce a creative project based on it. We had a wide… Continue reading Form 5 Trojan War Projects.


The School Library


Last September Mrs Audrey Lington was appointed as our lunch-time library supervisor and I think it is fair to say we got more than we bargained for!  Working closely with the English department she has transformed the library itself, expanded into an adjacent tutorial class-room and come up with one creative idea after another.  Needless… Continue reading The School Library.


Off By Heart


The annual poetry competition organised by Miss Molyneux and Mrs Alves produced some wonderful recitations from a wide selection of poems offered for selection. All the children in Forms 3 and 4 worked hard to learn a poem OFF BY HEART . This year ‘Alligator’ by Grace Nichols was the most popular poem chosen …. Continue reading Off By Heart.


Pandemonium


Pandemonium broke out in May.  It had been brewing ever since September when Miss Clift auditioned members of S1-S3 for the ‘Greek myth musical adventure’ of the same name. Various gods and heroes from Greek mythology found themselves embroiled in the story of Pandora and her infamous box from which all the evils were released… Continue reading Pandemonium.


Plenty to Talk About


On the evening of 24thJanuary our Intermediate Public Speaking team was again braving the cold and travelling to Leicester Grammar School for the district semi-final. The competition was of an extremely high standard and our team performed very well.  Unfortunately the team comprising Tom Bryan, Connie Holman and Tom Moghadam was not chosen to go… Continue reading Plenty to Talk About.


Spring Concert


An inspiring evening of music and drama was the treat for all attending the annual Twycross Spring Concert, compered by Sixth Formers Kate Mortiboy and Jake Everson-Crane. The evening began with a bedtime story with a difference, retold with enthusiasm by the Form 4 Drama Group – the tale of The Three Billy Goats Gruff… Continue reading Spring Concert.