Weekly Blog

27th May – 31st May

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Our annual celebration of musical talent took place recently. This is a wonderful opportunity for pupils to take part and perform to a supportive audience. Many performers had clearly spent a long time preparing and rehearsing. It was certainly worth it to see such quality performances including boy bands, girl bands, soloists, instrumentalist and a great dance act. 

It was amazing to have so many staff supporting this annual event in a wide range of ways from marshalling, to overseeing the stalls to performing themselves. It was lovely to see a large number of our pupils from all year groups having so much fun. They were joined by families, ex pupils and there were even a few toddlers dancing in front of the main stage too. 

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A special thank you to Mrs Leyman, Mr Langdown and Mr Willcox for supporting the preparations with pupils and staff and ensuring everything ran to time on the day.

The PTA, headed by Shawn Weatherall were also fantastic, running the BBQ and tuck shop. What a team with great support on the day! There was also generous support from the wider community: both the marquees and the sound system were supplied at no cost, generously provided and organised by members of the community with no current connection to our school but keen to support this special event every year.

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Athletics

The U15 athletics track squad competed in the semi-final of the Hampshire Track Knock Out this week and, whilst not qualifying for the final, the team made great strides in their personal performance.

The squad consisted of: Jonty Sinclair, Matthew Johnson, Jacob Holmes, Riley Jacobs, Harry Wedgbury, Robert Wilson, Josh Granger and Oskar Harvey-Nash.

A Musical Afternoon

A Musical Afternoon at Clatford School

Six keen Test Valley musicians took part in the Clatford School’s annual ‘Music Afternoon’. The performances were interspersed with a range of performances from the Clatford pupils and all of our pupils were exemplary in demonstrating their enthusiasm and talent.  Their performances highlighted the benefits of being involved in extra-curricular music. Year 7 pupil, Marcus Brown, led with an accomplished piano solo performance from Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, followed by a confident trumpet performance of ‘All That Jazz’ by Benjamin Harrison, also Year 7.  Ruby Robinson, the first of our singers, then gave a really moving performance of ‘Say Something’,  followed by Rosie Weatherall (Year 9) performing her own original song, ‘I Messed Up’.  This original song showcased the skills Year 9 have learnt during their recent song-writing project.  Jennifer Skubij Palmer (Year 7) delivered a powerful rendition of ‘Rise Up’ and our acts concluded with a really stylish and interactive performance by Angus Bone and Marcus Brown. It was also wonderful for our pupils to see a performance by Matilda Murphy (also an ex-pupil of Clatford School) who has continued to flourish through her love of musical theatre. A huge well done to all pupils involved!