The High Life by Spalding High School students
Extra curricular activity is central to the success of Spalding High School; this is an attribute celebrated throughout the school, particularly on the annual Sports, Music and Drama Evening which was held on Thursday, September 25.
The evening celebrates the success of the pupils in the previous academic year.
Among these achievements were the national success for the Equestrian Team, participation in the Sainsbury’s Games for the Rounders Team and appreciation for the astounding musical ‘Oliver!’.
Students may receive various awards: Team Rep Award for contribution to a sporting team, Colours for outstanding contribution in a specific category or for continued involvement in either sport, music or drama.
The night also pays homage to one student from each year that has made an impressive endeavour into the sporting world – these students receive a trophy for their achievement.
Hundreds of girls filed into the school hall to receive their certificates and badges, with the school having to move the venue to accommodate for the sheer mass of certificate winners.
To ease the sore hands of proud parents, an entertainment programme is compiled to provide an insight into the rich culture of the school and to celebrate the talented performers the school has developed.
This year’s entertainment consisted of a selection of songs from ‘Oliver!’ and the winners of the Year Nine Monologue Competition which offered life from the perspective of an eyebrow and Alice in Wonderland.
The quality of the work was incredible and each participant was well deserving. The evening was excellently arranged by Mrs Ray and the Leadership Academy; it was certainly reflective of the richness of the school and the diversity of awards available proved how rounded students are.
Breaking the ice with a disco
As part of the welcome process for new year seven students, the school arrange an Icebreaker Disco in the Autumn Term.
Students and their parents are invited to encourage interaction across the year group with other girls who would not necessarily be in lessons.
Students are also invited from the Gleed and Grammar schools to expand their connections even further.
The night is hosted at the High School and includes a parent barbecue and live DJ for the students.
The event is always well attended and proves to be very popular with students who proceed to attend discos throughout the academic years.