Calder High School page: See the arts thriving as Christmas approaches

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Here are some more of the things that have been hapening at Calder High School.

The arts continue to thrive at Calder High School, as the school prepare to celebrate the Christmas season in style.

Each subject has been joyfully taking part in a variety of activities, and we look forward to showcasing some of this amazing work at the Winter Bazaar on December 16.

The Calder Chorus have been busy rehearsing lots of new arrangements and Christmas songs for their trips to sing in exciting venues, such as The Trafford Centre in Manchester!  With at least two rehearsals per week, the students have worked really hard on their harmonies and memorising their lyrics! They can’t wait to showcase their singing!

Drama Year 13 - On 3rd December the Year 13 Drama students, welcome women of all ages, at an exclusive Women Only performance, to join us in a night of celebration of the female sex.  The evening is dedicated to uplifting and empowering our audience whilst confronting modern day issues and challenges we all face. 

Before the performance you are welcome to join us for drinks and nibbles whilst meeting the cast, hearing about their inspirations for the piece and meet people from multi organisations who support women in everyday life.  Although the performance deals with serious issues, the Year 13 girls want to stress it is a piece focusing on the power and strength of women.  The evening begins at 6pm with the performance commencing at 6.30pm. 

Students in Year 7 have been working hard in a series of after school workshops to produce amazing masks and lanterns for the  Sowerby Bridge Winterlight Festival. 

Visiting artists have worked with students for three weeks making 3D work on this years theme of the carnival of animals.  Artists have praised the students for their creativity, enthusiasm and vision.  Not only will students have a chance to be part of the parade but their work will be part of a video projected in Hollins Mill Lane throughout the event. 

“Thanks for sharing your lovely arty kids, they’re great,” was a message sent by an artist to the Head of Art after one workshop.”

Olivia Iribarren, Emily Sutcliffe and Nell Hunt of the Year 7 Book Group write: “We have been reading a book called ‘Jane Eyre’ - the author is Charlotte Bronte and the story is partly based on her own life. It was published in 1847.

“We learnt that as children Charlotte and her sisters loved to write and come up with stories. We meet in the LRC and read after school in an informal environment.

“So far the book is quite gruesome and sad but we want to read more so we find out what happens and because we have been promised some chocolate biscuits!”