Thursday 17th December 2009 by C. Freeman
There's been plenty of festive spirit around Brooke Weston in the run-up to Christmas. It started with the Winter Showcase that took place in early December. The entertainment comprised musical and dance acts and both the Senior Girls Chamber Choir and Boys Dance Troupe made their debuts; the choir singing a haunting 'Winter Solstice' while the boys danced to Omen by The Prodigy. Solo performances came from pianist Lauren Butler and vocalists James Barry, Shannon Wilkins and Lyn Joynson. The jazz band, woodwind ensemble and flute groups all played while Katie Rose Parker and William Downey sang 'Baby It's Cold Outside'. The event was rounded off by the choir which sang 'Seasons of Love' with their customary gusto.
The next event was when our students joined forces with their counterparts from Corby Business Academy for their first joint musical venture, a carol concert at St Brendan's church. The choirs and orchestras from each school had rehearsed separately, only meeting up for final rehearsals on the day of the event.
Mr Duguid said: 'The Christmas carol service was a fabulous success, The two school orchestras sounded great together, Mr Wears did a great job bringing all the skills of his students and our students together accompanying the Christmas carols. They also performed Little Drummer Boy, Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells, which sounded fabulous.
All the fun of the Christmas fair.
'I supervised the joint choir who were amazing and sounded really special. Miss Stringer introduced the event and Dr Campbell said a few words at the end and afterwards we had some excellent feedback from the audience.'
Then it was time for the traditional end of term events. Turkey and tinsel was in abundance with the restaurant serving turkey and trimmings to hundreds of students and staff. First it was the turn of the lower school to sample the delights of the Christmas market and disco while the upper school had their fun the following day. Year 10 students ran a variety of stalls, selling novelties and running competitions with the games consoles and dance mats proving very popular.