Opportunities through the Arts
Year 7 trip to the Royal Festival Hall
Year 7 recently attended The Royal Festival Hall to watch ‘The Mozart Question’ by London Philharmonic Orchestra. The performance was written and narrated by Michael Morpurgo and is designed to address and explore the suffering and trauma the Holocaust caused, through music. The production follows the story about violinist Paolo Levi and how he develops a passion for music and then goes on to become a world-famous performer. As expected, our Year 7’s watched the performance with respect and admiration and developed their understanding of the Second World War.
Camden Music Festival
As part of Camden Music Festival, more than 25 of our students here at Regent High School performed at The Royal Albert Hall, one of Britain’s most prestigious stages. More than 50 schools were in attendance and our Regent High School team was a combination of choir members and students from Years 8 and 9.
They performed a selection of songs, from Jessie J to Tony Christie - well done to everyone involved and a big thank you to Ms Miles and Ms Thompson for organising the opportunity.
Students get creative
Students were heavily involved with creating a mosaic of Mo Farah out of recycled paper during Green Week.
Mo Farah is a fantastic role model for students here at Regent High School; although born in Somalia he grew up in West London and it was his PE teacher who soon spotted his exceptional talent. From there, he became UK's finest ever distance runner breaking several records, one of which was being the first British man to run sub 13 minutes for the 5000m beating the National Record time, only days after winning the silver medal in the 10,000m.
Following completion of the mosaic, we contacted Mo Farah to tell him about the project. He was delighted and privileged to hear the news and sent the students signed photographs as a thank you. He even requested we send him a copy of the finished artwork.
Well done to all students for their hard work - they produced a stunning final piece. Click here for more informaion.
Schools’ world dance extravaganza celebrates Olympic spirit
Congratulations to everyone at Regent High School involved with organising and promoting another successful ‘Go! Camden Schools Dance Festival’.
Delivered in partnership with Camden schools, Camden School Improvement Service and the Camden Dance Development Group and with funding from the Big Lottery Fund, the festival involved 26 short performances by schools across the borough – with prizes presented for the best dance displays by the Mayor, Councillor Abdul Quadir, and Councillor Larraine Revah, Cabinet Member for Children Schools and Families.
The event, inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Games, was held at the Camden Centre on 21 March and brought together 397 primary, secondary and special school students from 26 different schools in a vibrant international festival, featuring Indian Bhangra/Bollywood, Greek, Latin, American, African and English folk styles.
Through funding from Awards for All, five students from Regent High School spent last term working with Shoumi Das, a Bollywood dancer from Akademi to learn bollywood techniques and a routine for the festival. Volunteers from University College London were also on hand to support with the lunchtime sessions. Students put into practice what they had learnt by leading workshops prior to the event to help other schools and students prepare their performances and explore the Olympic and Paralympic values. Congratulations and thank you to students Polly, Ghazal, Atifa, Raisa and Gina for working so hard – you performed exceptionally and were a credit to the school.
It has been wonderful to see so many of our students being so enthusiastic about the event and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with the other schools to help them prepare. We are all very proud of their achievement and look forward to next year’s event. Mr Dove, Director of Learning for Visual and Performing Arts.