I’m sorry if you find the children singing the same song increasingly
regularly as the rest of term progresses. On Monday we had the big draw
to select the songs for this year’s House Music Competition to be held on
the last day of term. The theme is ‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ with George
Michael, David Bowie, Rick Parfitt and Maurice White all passing away in
2016. The first tentative steps of any choreography are beginning to appear
in their infancy in the Staff Room as well as humming to be heard around
almost every corner.
The Taunton Drama Festival has been a triumph this week and the good
news came in from the very start. Lily MacNeice was chosen as the
Taunton Young Theatre Performer of the Year so we offer her huge
congratulations. To put that alongside Matthew Osborne’s award of
Taunton Young Musician of the Year from the Music Festival in February is
a pretty neat double for King’s Hall!
This has been the last week of receiving Scholarship results for Year 8. A
remarkable collection of nearly 40 awards is listed later in the Newsletter
across six disciplines. A tremendous array of talent and much sustained
application amongst the children (and staff) has led to this richly deserved
set of results.
Finally, a couple of fun highlights from the week to share with you: on
Monday two girls were walking by the Rose Garden with one covering the
eyes of the other. The first looks at me knowingly and says to her ‘blind’
friend, “See if you can guess who this is?”, then to me, “Now, say
something in a funny voice, Mr Chippendale” – it reminded me of the
Dad’s Army’s “Don’t tell him, Pike!” moment. Then on Thursday we all
revelled in Father Mark’s seemingly incongruous but weirdly wonderful
impression of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man with his excellent rendition of ‘Human’ as
part of his sermon: it earned him a well-deserved and spontaneous round
Enjoy the mini-break before the final fortnight.