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Posted on: 24/06/2022

Wonderful Creative Arts Evening

Our students’ creative talents shone at Wednesday’s Creative Arts Evening.

With the 2019 event held indoors due to wet weather, and 2020 and 2021 both being casualties of covid restrictions, it was wonderful to see this event taking place in glorious sunshine after a long interruption.  Students were finally able to fully showcase their creative work in Art, Music, Drama, Poetry & Prose, and their culinary skills in Food Preparation and Nutrition. 

Our A Level Fine Art students’ work was on display, as well as a selection of work by our GCSE Art students.  Students’ work was simply stunning, but it was not just their finished pieces of art that drew gasps; the students’ imagination behind their work was so impressive. 

Just one evening after the Summer Solstice, the weather allowed us to set the stage in the school’s Quad for our Music and Drama students to perform outside.  We have many Music students who have become very accomplished musicians over the past two years, but have simply not had the opportunity to perform in front of an audience.  The relaxed setting in the Quad allowed those  students to lay any nerves to rest and we were all treated to a full programme of music, including ‘Cruella De Ville’ and ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, amongst others.

Creative Arts Eve June 2022

Students wearing pin-striped suits and trilby hats filled the Quad with song and dance as they gave us a sneak preview of the forthcoming whole school production of Bugsy Malone, performing ‘Fat Sam’s Grand Slam’ and the comical ‘Bad Guys’. I am sure that anyone in the audience who had not yet purchased a ticket for next week’s shows will be doing so now, before they sell out!

More artistic flair and culinary skills were evident with the arrival of canapés made by GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students. The students researched and devised the canapés themselves, using the skills and knowledge they have developed during their studies.Tray after tray of interesting and attractive canapés made their way around the guests.

Students’ exceptional written work was celebrated with the annual Tony Cooper Poetry and Prose Awards, where the English department puts forward students who have produced exemplary work this academic year. Congratulations to Will 7A, Jayden 8A, Edward 8C, Daniel 9C and Ezekiel 10D.

We were extremely fortunate to be joined on Wednesday evening by The Worshipful the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Cllr Clive Woodbridge, and the Mayoress, Mrs Mary Woodbridge. Their attendance was particularly poignant for us, as their three sons all came to Glyn School. The Mayor spoke a few words, encouraging students to always pursue something creative, whether for work or pleasure – “It will always bring you a sense of calm in your lives”.

With thanks to the Creative and Performing Arts and Technology Faculty, the Prefect and Premises teams, and to our families, it was wonderful to be able to showcase our students’ talents, once more. 

Congratulations to every student who took part in Wednesday evening’s event.

To bring the evening to a close, the Soul Band, with exuberant singer Sammy 8B, brought the house down with their rendition of “I Feel Good’; and feel good, we most certainly did!