The Prep School’s Inter-House Performing Arts event attracted almost 140 entries – the highest number yet.
In the Music competition, there was a variety of solo, duo and group performances from singers, pianists, guitarists, violinists, recorder players, an oboist and a ukulele player. All performers excelled but Southworth emerged victorious followed by Campion and then Mayne.
The House Song contest elicited an especially strong competitive streak this year – in staff as well as children! Mayne took the lead with their polished performance of Mamma Mia. In second place was Southworth’s colourful presentation of I Can’t Wait to be King, while third-placed Campion provided much entertainment with their hilarious The Deadwood Stage Remix.
The Dance event saw many styles represented including ballet, modern and street, with many children appearing in colourful costumes. All enjoyed the performance by the boys of Form 6C whose dance to We are Family was commended for its fun and uplifting quality. Mayne came out on top, with Southworth and Campion close behind in second and third places, respectively.
During the Drama event, Forms 1-2 children chose their own poems to perform, while those in Forms 3-6 selected from three titles for group improvisations. There were many entertaining and imaginative performances from the children, most of whom had paid considerable attention to their choice of costumes and props. Southworth achieved another first, narrowly pipping Campion to the post, followed by Mayne.
With a first placing in the House Song and Dance events for Mayne and first places for Southworth in the Music and Drama events, the winner was decided also by the second and third placings. Thus Southworth House were awarded this year’s Inter-House Performing Arts shield, with Mayne in second and Campion in third place.
Well done to all our children!
We were most grateful to our patient adjudicators, Mrs Felicity Hamilton (Music), Miss Alexandra James (Drama) and Mrs Philippa McMeechan (Dance) for their expert and encouraging comments to the performers.