On Friday 17th May, members of the Creative Writing group performed at St. Mary's Church as part of Horncastle's Art and Music Festival.
The Year 7, 8 and 10 students had created a large clock which was filled with creative pieces inspired by the numbers 1-12 and the theme of time. At the performance students read all the work on the clock face. The pieces were fairly eclectic, ranging from moving comments about soldiers on the front line to the chocolate finger saga via sombre ducks and adventures to save the world!
All the students read well; however, special mention must go to Charlotte White in Y7 who stepped in at the last minute to read an unfamiliar piece and Emma Pearson also in Y7 for her highly entertaining performance about the number 10. Thanks also go to Jazmin's mother for her help in creating the numbers.
You can find the school performing music and drama at the church during the rest of the festival next week. Dali-inspired clocks, created by Year 9 students, are also at the church until the end of the festival.
The annual Arts and Music festival at St Mary's Church, Horncastle takes place from the 17th-24th May and combines performance and artwork from local primary and secondary schools in the Horncastle area. This year our Year 9 students and the KS3 Art Club have been busy creating work on the theme of "Time". Students have responded to the work of Salvador Dali and have produced paintings and sculptures which can be seen in our display at the church. There will also be Drama, Creative Writing and Musical Performances from our students throughout the week, so if you are in the Horncastle area feel free to visit the church which is open daily.
26 students and 4 staff have recently returned from a three day trip to North Yorkshire, as part of their A Level studies. The trip aimed to give students an experience of a wide range of fieldwork techniques ahead of their A Level projects, and to investigate the changes being experienced in the town of Whitby.
The trip included: an investigation into moorland in the National Park, a presentation by Sirius Minerals about the construction of a Polyhalite mine near Whitby, coastal fieldwork at Sandsend and urban fieldwork in Whitby.
The students stayed at the Youth Hostel in Whitby and as well as enjoying the local fish and chips they also gained an insight into the life of fishing in the latest trawler boats being constructed by Parkol Marine.
The photos show the students on the beach at Sandsend, with Whitby visible on the horizon, and a group of students photographed on the newly launched 'Fruitful Bough' fishing trawler, at the Parkol Marine Boatyard.
The range of activities undertaken by students was only made possible by the support of the following organisations and companies: the North York Moors National Park Authority, The Forestry Commission, Sirius Minerals, Whitby Library and Parkol Marine.