It has been an incredibly busy term for Performing Arts at Terra Nova. Teachers and parents have been entranced by a Year 3&4 production of Dragon Days, (select the title to see wonderful pictures) the whole school community relished the house singing competition (select the link to read more) and the Spring term culminated with the Junior and Senior Spring recitals in addition to a fabulous set of Spring concerts from the Early Years, Junior Prep and Senior Prep departments.
The Bowdon Festival (select link to read more) showcased our pupils’ abilities in Speech & Drama at the beginning of term. Further success was achieved at the Heaton Mersey Youth Festival when our Junior Choir achieved 1st place (select link to read more). On the 2nd day of the HMYF, 16 Terra Nova pupils entered the strings, vocal and piano individual categories and achieved a number of 1st and 2nd places. Towards the end of term, a number of pupils sat their ABRSM exams and achieved passes and merits. There is no doubting that the performing arts are flourishing at Terra Nova and the opportunities available to our pupils are maximised upon.
I have, of course, enjoyed seeing the extensive talent of our pupils but I have also enjoyed seeing those children perform who I know are less comfortable on the stage. It is what a good school should be doing, encouraging its pupils to be; pushed out of their comfort zone, learn new skills and develop previously undiscovered abilities.
I wish to publicly congratulate the Terra Nova pupils who have made all of the above such a delight to watch. I would also like to thank the many teachers who work tirelessly to prepare our pupils for the events such as those detailed above. The Alderley Edge Festival is just around the corner and I look forward to it already!