Cabaret Evening 2017

Photo3On Thursday 6th July it was the 2017 annual Cabaret Evening, where acts were invited to Photo2perform, whether it was singing, dancing, acting or instrumental.

It was hosted by Drama GCSE students Cerys Bywater and Laura Hutchinson who did a great job. The acts were sensational and evening was a huge success!

The Performing Arts Department were extremely proud to show off what talent we have at SNHS and we can’t wait for even more in the Talent Show next term!Photo1

A huge well done to all involved, including the backstage help, prefects, presenters and the acts.

The Paper Birds Workshop

It has been a very busy and exciting year within the Drama Department! IMG 9445

One of the highlights was in May when Kylie Perry the Artists Director of 'The Paper Birds' Theatre Company joined the GCSE Year 10 Drama class to facilitate a workshop and explore some performance techniques.

IMG 9497The day was filled with exciting and inspiring ways to create performance from certain stimulus, verbatim and physical theatre. The Year 10s said they thoroughly enjoyed it and were given lots of ideas to begin their practical devised pieces. At the end of the session they presented the work they had done in a final performance and performed them back to Kylie who said they were A Level standard because of how moving and creative they were! Well done Year 10!IMG 9517

Miss Williamson and Miss Jackson were very proud of the way you conducted yourselves and the work you produced! Fingers crossed we get the pleasure of inviting 'The Paper Birds' into school again next year!

Talent Show 2016

Thursday 10th November was the 2016 Talent Show, and what a night it was!! There was an array of talent on show, including singing, dancing, rapping, and much more!

A huge thankyou to everyone who came to support this year’s Talent Show. Image 02

Tickets sold like hot cakes and the audience was bursting!

Here are the winners:

Overall Winner – Anna Rafferty
KS4 Audience Winner – Ellie Crow
KS4 Winner – Adam Martin
KS4 Runner Up – Emma Rostron
KS3 Audience Winner – Amy Symonds
KS3 Winner – James Rafferty
KS3 Runner Up – Ruby Manderson

All the acts were fantastic.  We would like to also congratulate the following on their performances and all their hard work:

Acts:Image 03

Poppy Firth, Jess Murphy, Tyler, Ben & Kieron; Natalie Hinchcliffe,  Katie Wignall. Chloe Sykes, Jack Schofield and Keera Warwick.

Hosts: Charles Mitchell, Dua Dar, Natasha Butterworth

Backstage Crew

Stage manager: Georgia Lawrence

Crew: Ellie Hinchcliffe, Ethan Lister, Ethan Haigh, JJ Russell, Oliver Salmon, Ben Graham, Joe Littlewood, Josh Brooksbank, Emma Kent, Charlotte Morris, Ria Brown, Jayapreet Bains-Williams and Daisy Brooke.Image 01

Judges: Mrs Johnson, Mr Clarke, and Danyall Malik our pupil judge.

We also had a very special guest judge – Challan Carmichael who was had us all dancing when he performed live for us. He was very impressed with the talent we have at our school.

A huge well done to all involved.

The Performing Arts Department


Special Effects Make-up

Outstanding achievement in Drama!

DSC00197Year 9 GCSE student, Georgia Lawrence, treated her class to an insight into her hobby, special effects make-up. This week Georgia taught a session to her fellow peers, talking them through all of the equipment needed and how to apply the make-up to create a gruesome effect. This is a keen interest of Georgia’s and the perfect opportunity to show her class her passion, as they are currently studying the horror genre.DSC00196

In the lesson she modelled creating bruises, cuts and scars and even created a detailed burn across the side of Miss Williamson’s face!

It was a real treat for her class and was fantastic to watch.

Watch this space!

Seasonal Concert

On Tuesday 1st December 2015 we held our annual Seasonal Concert. The audience, of over 200 friends and family, were entertained with a wide variety of music with a Christmas flavour.

All the bands, choirs and other musical ensembles that rehearse regularly in school performed, including Concert Band, Glee Choir, Boys Choir, Chamber Choir, Brass Group, String Group and Rock Band.  We were also delighted to welcome the choir from Moorland Primary School who sang beautifully, entertaining us with four Christmas songs. 

Zak performed a comic reading of the “12 days of Christmas Thank You Letters and the concert concluded with a joint item with all performers and audience singing Jan Holdstock’s “Noel, Noel”.  A great way to start the Christmas countdown!

Talent Show 2015

Thursday 12th November was the 2015 Talent Show, and what a night it was!! From 9 to 5, to Bollywood, there was an array of Talent on show. A huge thankyou to everyone who came to support this year’s Talent Show. Tickets sold like hot cakes and the audience was bursting!

Overall Winner – Maddie and Erin Armitageimage01

KS4 Audience Winner – Tayyib Tariq and Ammaarah Hussain (Bollywood)

KS4 Winner – Freya Priestley

KS4 Runner Up – Lucy Crossley

KS3 Audience Winner – Ellie Crowe

KS3 Winner – Sara Shamshad

KS3 Runner Up – Georgia-Mae Lee

All the acts were fantastic.  We would like to also congratulate the following on their performances and all their hard work:

Acts: Christ Ewane and Jacob Wignall; Ethan Lister; Emma Rostron, Katie Hosker and Esther Barrett; Jess Murphy; Oliver Smith, Oliver Dales, Dylan Martin and Sam Whitehead

Hosts: Charles Mitchell, Georgia Marsden, Hollie Walshimage04

Backstage Crew: India Masih, Emma Gledhill, Emma Kent, Maisie Morison, JJ Russell, Ben Graham, Estelle Mattis, and Olivia Hibbert.

We also had a very special guest – Max Restaino, on his "Obvious" School Tour. Max was fantastic and was impressed with the talent we have at our school.

A huge well done to all involved.

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Cabaret 2015

DramaIt’s that time of year again! On Tuesday the 7th of July, the Performing Arts department will be hosting the 8th Annual Summer Cabaret. Come and enjoy a range of variety acts, from singers to jazz piano, from prestidigitation [that’s magic to the rest of us!] to stand-up comedy, and featuring the all-conquering Cheerleading Squad and fresh back from its tour of Paris, the Glee Choir.
Tickets are on sale every day from the main Drama room and the Music department for the bargain price of £2, so come and join us in the Hall at 7pm for a fruit cocktail, a ringside seat and a night you won’t forget!

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland will be hitting the stage in Salendine Hall at 7pm on Wednesday the 11th and Thursday the 12th of February 2015, and tickets are now on sale for £3. They can be bought each breaktime from the main Reception area, so don’t hesitate and get yours soon, so you can travel with Alice down the rabbit-hole into a colourful world of nonsense, where things are Curiouser and Curiouser and where you may have to believe at least six impossible things before breakfast!

Talent Show Update

talent2014Thank you to all the pupils, parents and staff who attended the Talent Show on Thursday 6th November.  It was a wonderful event and all the contestants were fantastic.  Well done: Ben Ainslie, Isobel Brook, Shelley Denton, Nicole Duhaney, Georgia Kelly, Luke Lenihan, Georgia Plunkett, Lily McKenzie, Kitty Reid, Jordan Sherwood, Gemma Smithies, Amrit Uppal and to our winners:

Overall Winners: The Rebels (Oliver Smith, Oliver Dales, Dylan Martin and Sam Whitehead)
KS3 Winner: Alicia Knight
KS3 Runner Up: Anna Rafferty
KS3 Audience Winner: Sabrina Joseph
KS4 Winner: Kayla Agostini
KS4 Runner Up: Lucy Crossley
KS4 Audience Winner: Ellah Jackson and Sophie Townend

However, it could not have been achieved without the fantastic students in the backstage team: India Masih, Alfie Kennedy, Lewis Turton and Manuel Mainetti; our brilliant hosts: Ginny Armitage and Charlotte Williams; and not forgetting our fabulous judges: Mr Clarke, Kieron Collins, and Mrs Johnson.

Parents who wish to have a copy of the performance of ONLY THEIR OWN CHILD should email Mrs Glover and then send in either a labelled disc or a memory disc with at least a 1Gb of memory as the video format is HD.

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