Friday 22nd December 2006 by C. Freeman
A new event took place this year to get the staff, students and parents at Brooke Weston in a festive mood. The Christmas Showcase was held on Thursday 14 December and provided an opportunity for students in all years to show their talents in music and drama.
There was a wide range of musical performances from students with Grade 1 to 5 qualifications, a range of readings and a drama piece. The whole evening was hosted by Robert Nicholls who acted as Master of Ceremonies and charmed the audience with his witty Christmas anecdotes.
There were many high quality musical performances throughout the evening from individual students to small ensembles such as the clarinet, flute and saxophone choirs. Also, performing for the first time was the Jazz Band who performed a wonderful 'Christmas Medley' as well as 'Santa Baby'. The choir performed brilliantly and presented a range of Christmas pieces of which the highlights were 'A Spaceman Came Travelling' and for the grand finale, 'All I Want For Christmas'.
'I am very proud of the students' commitment and dedication to the show. They performed outstandingly.'
Just a few days later staff, students and parents assembled for the traditional carol concert. This year it was held at St Peter's and St Andrew's Church at Beanfield. The hour-long event comprised carols, readings and an address by Rev Michael Craggs.
Music teacher, Miss Cole said: "The students worked incredibly hard and put immense effort in to produce such high quality concerts, all the staff were so proud of what they had achieved. They did so well that we are already planning for the next concert!"
Selina Kurek commented: 'I am very proud of the students' commitment and dedication to the show. They performed outstandingly.'