Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Hercules by Cardinal Heenan

We staged a full-scale production of Hercules - the first whole school play in our new building - between Wednesday 19 and Friday 21 March.

Students from years 7 to 13 worked together on all aspects of the show from marketing and events management to the set changes, AV, lighting and sound.

On stage the cast pulled together beautifully to perform their roles with expert skill and comic timing.

This ancient tale was expertly reworked and updated by our drama department to give it a modern and distinctly Liverpool flavour (think Night at the Museum meets Disney meets a Carry On film)!

Miss Jones, head of drama said: "It is a few years since we have managed to stage a whole school play and we are glad to be back in the position to offer the opportunity for pupils of all years to work together on a show. I am so proud of them all and what they've achieved together."

Congratulations to all of the performers, the drama team, class 9A and everyone who helped with the set and production, the talented school band for their music accompaniment, the art department, the media department, Lifestyles staff, cleaners and dinner ladies for their understanding and support during rehearsals and to the school PTA for their encouragement and provision of refreshments.

See some photos from the opening night here on our Flickr pages.

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Machiavellian (adjective)

Subject which uses this term: English Literature; Drama; History; Politics

Meaning: cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous.

For example: ‘Mrs Lyons is Machiavellian. She manipulates Mrs Johnstone into giving up her baby. She uses Mrs Johnstone’s superstitious nature to ensure she gets what she wants.’

MRS. LYONS: You do know what they say about twins, secretly parted, don’t you?

MRS. JOHNSTONE: What? What?

MRS. LYONS: They say…they say that if either twin learns that he once was a pair, that they shall both immediately die. It means, Mrs. Johnstone, that these brothers shall grow up, unaware of the other’s existence. They shall be raised apart and never, ever told what was once the truth. You won’t tell anyone about this, Mrs. Johnstone, because if you do, you will kill them."

Thought for the Week

Joy

"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

2017-18 Options Booklet

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