The Variety Show saw a wonderful array of music and drama performed by students from across the school. Infants, Juniors and Seniors were all well represented, as were staff and parents too.
Year 2 enchanted the audience with a medley of songs from their Nativity Play and the Junior Choir made their debut with great enthusiasm. Senior drama included a funny but poignantly realistic portrayal of teenage angst by students from Year 9, whilst a Year 11 riveted the audience with her GCSE monologue about a young woman’s acute suffering from agoraphobia.
Staff and parents were involved in Minstrels who performed the perennially popular Pink Panther theme tune as well as Sancton Wood Singers who re-lived their youth singing Abba’s ‘Super Trooper’. Some of the instrumental teaching staff formed an impromptu ensemble for the evening and there was even a sneak preview of the staff panto, soon to hit the school stage.
The grand finale saw four Year 9 soloists backed by Sancton Wood Singers in a heartfelt rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody (the students chose this piece) with our GCSE musician on lead guitar and the redoubtable Mr Parker on bass.
You can view some highlights from the evening below:
We’re already looking forward to the summer event! In the meantime the next stop is the Infant Nativity, closely followed by the staff Panto and the end of term carol service.