Night to salute school’s stars

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THE HIGH LIFE: By Spalding High School student Holly Stevenson

Spalding High School held its annual Sports, Music and Drama evening on Thursday, September 29.

It was coordinated by the Senior Leadership Team and PE Department and is an evening in which students who have made contributions to, or represented the school in, extra-curricular sports, music or drama events in the previous year, are rewarded and the year’s extra-curricular successes celebrated.

Having successfully been run for many years now, the students rewarded are chosen for a multitude of activities, such as being members of the hockey, football, cricket, netball, rounders, trampolining, gymnastics, rugby and basketball teams, performing in abridged Shakespeare plays or other drama performances, and participating in one of the school’s choirs, ensembles or orchestras.

Once again, there was an opportunity to award a prize for Contribution to School Sport for each year group, an initiative commending one girl for her attitudes, commitment or achievement in the previous year in sport.

This year, the prize was awarded to Poppy Gill, Emmie Gittins, Ffion Lewis, Elizabeth Burford and Lucy Simpson in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 respectively.

After having been welcomed by a performance of ‘How do you solve a problem like Maria?’ from the school’s production of The Sound of Music, the evening saw a sports report by Hannah Lawrence and Jade Lin, in which the students summarised some of the many achievements made from the ever-successful sports teams at the school.

Following this, Harriet Cawkwell sang ‘Climb every mountain’ and there was a performance by SHS’s dance team, before the badges and awards were presented.

Finally, the 2016 Sound of Music production performed ‘The Lonely Goatherd’ to round off yet another enjoyable evening celebrating all of the hard work and commitment of not only the teachers, but also all pupils involved in sports at Spalding High School.

Crime fiction lecture a hit

On Thursday, September 29, GCSE and A-level students of Spalding High School sat down to a lecture by Head of English, Mr Isted, on crime fiction.

Linking to the new GCSE and A-level English Literature texts, which focus on crime writing – such as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – the lecture was one of a string of highly praised extension lessons which have grown after an increasing demand across the school, following the inaugural lecture last year.

Once again, it proved a great success and a further lecture has been organised on Tragedy in Literature.

This will be aimed specifically at the GCSE text, Macbeth.