Harrow Way concluded the Autumn term with festive events showcasing the school’s performing arts credentials. As holders of the prestigious Arts Council England Artsmark Gold award, Harrow Way places great emphasis on the Arts which are a particularly strong feature of the school.
The much-anticipated Christmas Variety Performance kicked off proceedings in spectacular style. Students from the Year 7, 8 and 9 Drama Club were joined by students from Icknield School who also attend the weekly after school club. This performance included songs, dances and sketches which were improvised entirely by the students including the Dream vs Reality of Christmas Morning, a new take on Snow White and a humorous version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
The audience attending the Music Department Showcase were in for a treat with the Harrow Way’s musicians demonstrating their many talents. From the school orchestra who started us off with some traditional and modern Christmas songs, the guitar club who played Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin’ Stevens and Hey Everybody by 5 Seconds of Summer to solo performances from Isobel Laughton and Meggie Hurt. The BTEC Music students also performed in bands and duet including electrifying versions of Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Misery Business by Paramore.
Headteacher Michael Serridge concludes: “We have a proud history of excellent Arts provision which is a particular strength of Harrow Way. We believe the Arts can make a huge contribution to individuals and to the general school environment and it is inspiring to see the students who take part become more self-confident, engaged and excited about learning. Our vibrant extra-curricular clubs are particularly popular and needless to say we achieve excellent results in these subjects every year.”
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