Families and friends of Thamesmead School were treated to an evening of excellent music, dance and drama at the annual Summer Soiree on Thursday evening in our impressive Outdoor Performance Area.
Many of the drama and music pieces were written and composed by the students themselves highlighting what an incredibly talented group they are. Boyband favourites ‘Take This’ reprised their well-loved hits in a final performance before they leave Thamesmead, but there is much to look forward to in the future as ‘The Blue J’s Trio’ and ‘James Norton Ensemble’ proved they are already very accomplished musicians. Ben, a Year 10 student performed a superb piano piece written himself for his GCSE own composition and the choreography skills of our GCSE dancers was clear to see in their graceful dance piece.
Sophie had written her own version of an Aesop fable entitled ‘How the fish got its scales’ performed beautifully by the Year 8 drama students.
The orchestra, African drumming group and Jazz club displayed a wide variety of instrumental talent with their varied styles of music. Singer Caris was applauded for her superb rendition of Adele’s ‘When We Were Young’, Charlie sang his own song beautifully in French and the finale involving the school choir and Community Choir rounded off the evening with uplifting performances, thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.
The standard of singing, acting and dancing was superb and illustrates just why Thamesmead has such a successful performing arts department with 100% of the music students achieving A*-C passes at GCSE last year.
The Art Exhibition was also on display featuring the coursework and final pieces of Year 11 GCSE students. This impressive and creative selection of work can be viewed below with some soiree photos