From religion to revelry at Bourne Grammar School

Action from Bourne Grammar School's production of Singing in the Rain ANL-160505-140011001
Action from Bourne Grammar School's production of Singing in the Rain ANL-160505-140011001
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A debate about the existence of God and and a fun evening of music and dance were two very different recent highlights of life at Bourne Grammar School.

Students staged an ambitious musical production of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, giving five performances over four days.

The group from Bourne Grammar School during their trip to Westminster ANL-160505-135959001

The group from Bourne Grammar School during their trip to Westminster ANL-160505-135959001

The show contained several well-known dance numbers performed by the Pineapple Grove Dancers, drawn from girls from across the year-groups.

It was set to live music, performed by the pit band, led by director of music Miss Coggin.

The final performance on Saturday night saw the audience springing to their feet after the closing number.

The existence of God, our understanding of ‘the soul’ and the challenge of understanding the world of the writers of the Bible are questions pondered recently by A-level religious studies students.

A group travelled to Westminster Cathedral Hall in London to hear what three world-class speakers and eminent academics had to say on each of the topics.

The students listened to lectures given by Archbishop Emeritus of Canterbury Lord Rowan Williams, Cambridge University professor Dr James Carleton-Paget, and prominent atheist Professor Simon Blackburn.

Grammar religious studies teacher Edward Bainton said: “The students were deeply engaged with the lectures, squeezing all the juice they could from the opportunity.”