Seaford College Prep School music teacher Mrs Page visited Indonesia at the beginning of April to meet the children, carers and teachers in YACAN and YASAH Children’s Homes. She enjoyed playing games with the children, such as ‘sledging’ on large leaves and throwing water bombs!
Mrs Page is pictured above with Ronardo Barus, one of the sport teachers sponsored by Seaford Prep School, with his girlfriend.
Ronardo has sent a letter to the Prep School updating us on their activities, together with some wonderful photographs. These are displayed on the Common Room noticeboard.
Congratulations to Cameron and Charlotte Cragg for their achievements in the Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech. Charlotte won the junior drama championship and both were awarded an ‘Outstanding’ for a duologue they performed on Cats. Cameron and Charlotte are to be invited to perform again at the end of the Festival in a showcase of the best performances for the Mayor of Chichester.
The recent Prep School Musical Soirée was hugely successful. More than 100 pupils of all ages took part, giving them the opportunity to showcase their very considerable musical talent.
The orchestra opened the evening by playing I Vow to Thee My Country, before individual classes sang, played ukuleles, ocarinas and recorders. One of the highlights of the evening was a rendition of Sam Smith’s James Bond theme, The Writing’s on the Wall, sung by Xavier Deacon.
A huge thank you for all those who participated and to the staff for organising such an enjoyable evening.
Congratulations to all of Years 2-5 for producing a superb Christmas performance of Silent Night. Well done also to the choirs and other pupils from the Prep School who performed Christmas music. We were very proud of them all.
There were some outstanding solo performances from Adam Horstman, Finlay Jackson, Ella Jackson, Ethan Baker, Joshua Rymer and James Shaw.
Seaford College Prep School gave a dazzling performance of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat last week. Eighty students from Years 2 to 8 took part in the production, with Nick Easton taking the title role and Ben Clark as the Pharaoh.
The role of the Narrator was divided between five students including two of the cast’s youngest members, Charlotte Cragg and Lauren Goldsmith.
Head of the Prep School Sebastian Rees said that the show was “an example of what the Prep School does best, making education fun.”
Head of Drama Dr Jane Askew said, “The performing arts are thriving at Seaford College, with events happening throughout the year. It is very exciting to see the younger students emerging with such talent.”
Seaford College Prep School are delighted to invite you their performance of the musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th June.
Performances start at 7.00pm and will take place in the Assembly Hall. Admission is free, but you are invited to make a donation to the forthcoming Prep School Choir Tour.
Refreshments are available in the Hollington Centre before the show, and we look forward to welcoming you.
We do believe this is the best selfie yet from the prep school ! Our young but maturing fast Seaford College Choristers with our college choir in the mix singing with Gary Barlow at the Bournemouth International Arena on Wednesday night. Eliza Dollittle the support act stands with them in this happy snap! More news and blogs to follow and see our social media channels for all of the buzz of the evening.
On March 7th, Seaford College Prep School held the final of the House Music Competition. This annual event was run over two rounds. In the first round, music teachers Mrs.Page and Mr.Weaver listened to over sixty performers. The standard was very high and trying to choose pupils to be put through to the finals was very hard. Eventually, a list was drawn up and the finals took place in the School Hall in front of the whole of the Prep School and parents. The final was judged by Neil Matthews, Director of Music at Hurstpierpoint College. The standard, again, was very high and Mr.Matthews praised the talented pupils for their excellent performances. It was a great afternoon and everybody went out buzzing with excitement.
The Prep School production of The Wizard of Oz took place on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June. The audience was treated to some enthusiastic and wonderful acting and singing by seventy students from Years 3-8. Dorothy (Eve Taylor) was excellent in her role and was well supported by the Scarecrow (Lexie White), the Tinman (Adam Newman), the Lion (Zac McArthur) and Toto (Rafe Nisbet). There were some fantastic costumes, sets, lights and special effects. A production like this is a team effort and a big thank you must go to Dr. Askew for her stage direction, Mr. Bailey and Tom Holder for providing the music and Mr. Weaver for producing the show. It was an exciting experience for everyone and we are already looking forward to next year’s production!