"We are exceptionally proud of Liam McClean who has been successful in his dream of winning a place in the Top West End Theatre Troupe. Liam is currently studying A-Level Dance and a BTEC Level 3 in Production Arts and Performing Arts. He is also working towards IDTA dance exams in tap, ballet, theatre craft and freestyle. Over the next few months Liam will be performing at the CLIC Sargeant Fantasy Ball at the Underglobe, Voice In A Million at Sheffield City Hall, the Ideal Home Show at Olympia London, the Mariposa Ball at The Savoy Hotel and Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle."
Pupils had to think on their feet when they were challenged to design a trainer shoe on Friday 6th Febuary. The annual contest held at The Abbey School saw 163 pupils in Year 7 attempt to design a trainer, with this year’s theme being countries of the world.
Pupils, who were aged between 11 and 12, could take inspiration from either Australia, India, Mexico, Greece or Egypt. They studied the flags, emblems and culture of their selected country, before coming up with a footwear design.
The winning team, named Boomerang, consisted of Simon Moore, Charlie Adams, Kieran Macklin and Max Pelling. Their trainer design reflected the red, white and blue of the Australian flag, their chosen country.
The Year 8 boys competed in a rugby tournament held at Saracens Rugby Stadium. Playing at a Premiership rugby team’s home ground was a great experience, with Braden Folse playing a key role in scoring some tries in front of a small crowd! The students played some strong rugby and finished the tournament in a respectable 3rd place.
Rugby fixtures across the year groups have started this term with fixtures against Q.E and Spires Academy. Term 4 will see more games against local schools throughout the district and beyond.
This half term a fortunate number of rugby players across a mixture of years will be travelling up to Twickenham Stadium to see England take on Italy in the 6 Nations Rugby Tournament. The day looks set to be a fantastic trip with what is expected to be a fiery contest between the two teams.
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