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On Thursday last week, Mrs Henton, Head of the Music Department brilliantly orchestrated the Spring Concert, the first school music concert since the pandemic.  Hannah Little, one of our Sixth Form students, writes about the concert: When I joined Heart of England School, one of the first things I did was join the school choir....
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Bugsy Maolone performance
It has been two years since the last school musical and so it is very exciting to get back into the swing of productions with the great classic show, Bugsy Malone.  Despite the last few months of absences and breaks in the rehearsal schedules due to Covid-19, at last ‘break a leg’ time arrived for...
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Mrs McLarnon tells us about the welcome return of public speaking and the success of our own students during their first outing: After a hiatus of two years, the national public speaking competition Youth Speaks hosted by the Rotary Club is back on.  This year our team was comprised of four Year 11 students: Farrah,...
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Mrs McLarnon tells us about the welcome return of public speaking and the success of our own students during their first outing: After a hiatus of two years, the national public speaking competition Youth Speaks hosted by the Rotary Club is back on.  This year our team was comprised of four Year 11 students: Farrah,...
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Students from Heart of England have been taking part in a public speaking competition organised by the Rotary Club as part of their Youth Speaks competition.  English teacher Claire McLarnon writes about the event: On one Saturday in February Year 10 students Laurence, Noor and Jess competed in the senior category of the Rotary Club...
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Year 7 students attended a personal safety assembly which included a drama monologue exploring the themes of exploitation and grooming. The assembly began with actor Jodi Brée adopting the character of Danielle, an impressionable 14-year old girl who was drawn into a friendship with an older man called Callum. Callum used information he had researched...
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After months of rehearsal, our production of Oliver! is ready for performance! The cast have been readying themselves for the opening night on Tuesday 11 February with an intensive rehearsal schedule and on-stage preparations. The scenery is all set, the lighting is all programmed and it’s looking very good. With only the dress rehearsal to...
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Drama students from GCSE and A Level classes have attended a performance and workshops of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus as part of their studies.  Year 9 were also able to watch the play with the other students before returning to lessons. The play was performed by theatre company Splendid Productions in the main hall using...
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One of our former students, Jed Thomas has been performing in front of ITV’s X Factor judges Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger for the chance to be in an X Factor band. 16-year Jed who left Heart of England this summer to pursue his Music at BIMM Institute in Birmingham has successfully got through the first round...
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Year 12 students have attended a powerful and thought-provoking drama event about road safety.  In a performance workshop that doesn’t pull any punches, the engaging performance focused on the very real effects of accidents on victims, passengers and bystanders. The performance was given in the main hall with all the action taking place in the...
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