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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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This week students were showcasing their talent and giving us the benefit of their hard work in some great musical performances at the Spring Concert. The evening started off with the chamber choir and some excellent three- and four-part singing including a rendition of Libera Me in Latin.  There were performances by various bands and...
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2019 World Irish Dance Competition, Greensboro, Carolina
Dance champion Sixth Form student George Semple has been to the US to compete in the World Irish Dancing Championships.  The two-time World Champion tells us how he got on during the latest competition: The 2019 World Irish Dancing Championships 2019 took place in Greensboro, North Carolina between 14-21 April.  The event takes place around...
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Our incredible Public Speaking team gained third place in the highly competitive regionals.  Mrs McLarnon gives us an update: Stop Press Last Saturday – the 23 March, our intrepid team took part in the Regional level of Youth Speaks, the international public speaking competition, contending with the best public speakers in the country. We were...
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