On Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 December, 2016, we invite you to travel back in time with our students, to the long, hot summer holiday of 1943. Heeley Hall will be transformed into the Yorkshire countryside during a time when the innocence of childhood is juxtaposed by the backdrop of war. Arrive to the sound of 1940’s music and be transported to another time and place.
This will be a FREE event in support of this years’ chosen school charity, The Children’s Hospital.
The History Society have met at lunch for the past week to participate in the Society's Annual Film Week. This year's film was Thirteen Days, a film on the Cuban missile crisis. It was well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Not least as particularly relevant following the death of Fidel Castro.
This season so far has seen amazing success on the Rugby field for teams at U9, U10 and U11 level. All three ‘A’ teams have excellent records with both the U9 (six from six) and U10 (eleven from eleven) teams boasting 100% records despite facing some excellent opposition from across the length and breadth of Northern England. Indeed, of the 71 rugby matches played at all levels this term, the overwhelming majority have been won.
The joint Sixth Form Choir, together with Sheffield Girls' has just returned from a most successful mini-tour to Cologne in Germany. The first of two performances on Saturday last was outdoors at the Maritime Market. Here the choir performed a varied selection of Christmas Carols to a most appreciative market audience.
Last week, the Prep School had the pleasure of welcoming the Young Shakespeare Company for a performance of Macbeth. The Young Shakespeare company are an interactive theatre group that enable the boys a greater understanding of the characters and language of Shakespeare. This year the boys looked with interest at the challenging text of Macbeth.
Birkdale Art department is once again hugely honoured to welcome the internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor Brian Griffiths. Brian will be giving one to one tutorials to U6 students today and working with the whole of the L6 class tomorrow. His work is owned in collections and displayed all around the world. Currently he teaches on the Master of the Arts course at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.