The 2015 Arts Festival got off to a cracking start with an 8.30am rocket launch and fanfare, and ran for three days at the end of June and providing a colourful myriad of workshops and performances to challenge and inspire.
Forty–eight visiting artists came to the School over the three days to work with students and workshops consisted of Samba drum and dance, print making, violin playing, fashion design, enamel jewellery making, guitar playing, illusion theatre, singing, Bollywood dance, Dhol drumming, lectures, digital news reporting, mime, comedy, origami and papercutting These were complimented with technical workshops where students were able to focus on subjects such as stage lighting and sound recording.
There were several spectacular large scales events in the Big Top including the Art Exhibition, Concert, Science of the Circus Show, Art History lecture and a number of bands.
Competitions included: Compose the Festival Jingle theme, Graffiti Art, Music Competition, Book Origami and the staff Tug o’ War, which was won by The Humanities Department.
The highlight of the Festival was the traditional Street Theatre held on the School field on the last day. Set in glorious sunshine, this included something for all with miniature railway, mechanical fairground organ, crazy golf, face painting, balloon modeling, buskers, dancers, magic acts, stilt walkers, juggling, portrait artists, Punch and Judy, bowling alley, graffiti art, Morris Dancers and a whole school Zumba dance.
A thundering rocket launch brought the Street Theatre to a close leaving all students and staff suitably stretched and challenged after a wonderful three days where all participants were able to unleash imaginations and creativity.