Talented performers and designers showed off their skills when they took part in the House Performance. Taking place on 16 November, it was a very entertaining evening that celebrated a range of talent. The plays, each inspired by the house mascot, were all written by the students themselves.

Benyon produced The Lion King, a sprawling and hilarious epic full of well-made cardboard props and masks, energetic characterisation, lively dance and pitch perfect song.

Hunt, without the aid of sixth form support, worked incredibly hard to create a brilliant adaptation of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, with enthusiastic performances and great moments of comedy.

Piper performed a brilliantly witty and fast paced retelling of George and the Dragon chock full of cheeky local references and utter joy.

Scott rounded off the evening with their wacky exploration of the adventures of David Attenborough and a very very hungry eagle.

Guest judge Sophia Nomvete

We were very pleased to welcome our guest judge Sophia Nomvete (pictured left, from Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings series) to assist us in our judging. She offered kind and inspiring words of encouragement to our students and was an inspiration to the judges and performers.

The performances were judged on their quality, preparation and also the marketing elements such as posters, foyer photographs and programmes.

The results were as follows:

Best Dance: Piper

Best Song: Scott

Overall positions: 4th – Hunt;  3rd – Scott;  2nd – Piper; 1st – Benyon