Thursday, 15 November 2012

We Will Remember Them

I just wanted to share a few photos from Tuesday's concert. Each year I set my new Year 9 classes the task to create a performance around the theme of 'Armistice Day'. I challenge them to maintain the core spirit of remembrance while creating a 'son et lumiere' of images and contemporary songs. This year I have a really thoughtful and reflective group and it was a particularly moving performance.

Some of the girls performed their own setting of 'In Flanders Fields'
The boys reflected on the way greed can fuel conflict.
This is M. singing 'I need a Dollar' in front of a video sequence he had compiled..

They decided to create a timeline of 20th century conflict.
This is a section where they reflected on the conflicts of the 1950s and 1960s..

And at the beginning and end of the performance F. played the Last Post beautifully.

I don't think there was a dry eye in the house.
I was imensely proud of them.


  1. You are very priveledged to work with young fresh minds. How lovely. So sorry to read the post about your mum. Its a a double whammy for you having to deal with her illness and push the prospect of your own health to the back of your mind while you try to live a normal life. You need your strength indeed. PS My letter and lovely hearts arrived yesterday, they are gorgeous - many thanks. xxxx

  2. I think I would have shed a tear too.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful and very moving evening, no wonder you are proud of your students:)

  4. You certainly should feel proud to have inspired these young people in their performance . Dry eyes? Never
    Patricia x

  5. It sounds wonderful. We always seem to hear negative things about our young people, it's so refreshing to hear about the other end of the spectrum. I'm sure I'd have shed a tear or two too.