Archive for July 2nd, 2012

Year 7 Awards July 2nd

July 2, 2012

This evening Elaine & I were invited to the Year 7 Awards night at Park Community School.

We were met by two of the teachers who were the comperes for the evening, Ella Capaldi and Clare Patterson. The Headteacher, Mr Anders, then welcomed the pupils and their families before the first batch of awards were made to four of the mentor groups.

Following this the audience were entertained by a song from the Park Performers, then a quiz and then a short interval.

After the interval we were treated to an extract from the musical “Hairspray”, after which we had the winning entrants in the quiz and the awards to the final three mentor groups.

A dance performance from MADD was next and I was then asked to present two special awards.

The evening was rounded off by the Headteacher’s Award to an outstanding pupil, although, unfortunately, he was unable to be there to receive it.

Art Exhibition July 2nd

July 2, 2012

This afternoon we went to the Great Hall in Winchester to see the Hampshire Schools Art Exhibition which comprised Olympic themed art produced by schools from across Hampshire.

Panels of Rings

Panels of Rings

Hanging between pillars were three panels of rings which had been made by many pupils and, we were told, there were 2012 of them. However, I am not convinced that anyone had actually counted them to check!

Around the hall were a large number of artworks that had been done by children of different ages, from Infant Schools to Secondary Schools.

Exhibit from Purbrook Park School

Artwork from Purbrook Park School

Panjazz International

Panjazz International

The event was introduced by Councillor Ken Thornber, and this was followed by a group from Portchester Community School, Panjazz International, playing on Marimbas and a Cajón, which is a type of Peruvian drum.

Prior to the introduction from Councillor Thornber, it was scheduled for poetry reading and performance to take place outside the Great Hall but, due to the weather, this took place inside and attracted a good audience.