Matthew Bourne’s Adaptation of Lord of the Flies at Sadler’s Wells

Year 7-11 boys had the opportunity to go and watch the sold out adaptation of  Lord of the Flies by Matthew Bourne at Sadler’s Wells. The show had amazing choreography and incredible young dances with beautiful technique. The set design was not too shabby, according to Arjun in year 9.

In a nutshell, a plane carrying a group of British boys aged 6 to 12 has crashed on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean (or theatre in the case of Matthew Bourne’s version), Oops. Also, the world is at war. This matters, as there are no adults around, non, zilch.  What will the boys do?  It all starts off fine then slowly turns to … Lets just say, a group of boys should never be left alone for too long. Lord of the flies 2

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Pioneer Dance in School

Pioneer Dance Company was in school to run free workshops and clubs in authentic jazz dance styles. Hashim in year 7 said that the workshop was fun. All students who took part have been invited to train with the company. Watch this space.

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‘Working in the City’

22 Year 10 students were chosen to take part in a fantastic opportunity with the Brokerage Citylink. The Brokerage Citylink are an independent charity providing young people in London with a ‘Pathway’ of opportunities into employment; working in partnership with employers, schools and volunteers. Their programmes are designed to raise students aspirations by showing them the opportunities available to them in the City and finance sectors, whilst bringing them in to direct contact with the realities of working life. 

An afternoon at renowned international law firm Clifford Chance entailed a networking lunch, eye opening activities around routes in to the City and interview techniques. The students were then given the opportunity to turn the tables and interview volunteers from Clifford Chance. Questions asked ranged from qualifications required to become a lawyer to starting salary for a trainee solicitor. 
Sean Vanelli (Hawking student) commented that the best advice he was given on the day was ‘to take negative criticism and use it constructively to better himself as a person.’
The second part of the ‘Working in the City’ programme will take place in November. 
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