Welcome to Arts & Media School Islington blog 2017-18 where, along with our News Page, we keep you up to date with all the fascinating events that are taking place each week at our school.
A massive WELL DONE to our Islington Badminton Champions, Nathan, Jude and Joshua, who played in the Key Stage 3 badminton tournament on 13th November.
They were undefeated and have now earned a place at the London youth games in February where they will represent the borough!
Black History Month Celebration
Another great evening was had by all at the, ahem.. slightly late, Black History Month Celebration.
We had some wonderful performances from our pupils as well as a graceful dance from Ms Mcleod and another show stopper from Mr Wallen. We also had the pleasure of a surprise performance from MOBO award winner, Lupine Cato and what a performance that was. Lupine blew the roof off our theatre, repairs are currently under way. This was all followed by some deliciously spicy Caribbean food; Ms Swaby’s Uncle Alfred’s patties were a particular highlight. Well done to all the organisers and performers of the evening and Mr King for pulling it together.
Danish Cultural Exchange
We would like to thank parents for their support and encouragement that enabled us to take 24 students from Years 8, 9 and 10 to Denmark at half-term.
Students experienced a very different culture and lifestyle; they developed new friendships, they shared their skills and exchanged ideas with confidence and performed to a very high standard which impressed everyone who saw their showcase of music and dance.
Families were ‘delighted’ with their ‘host’ student and this was evident on the day of the performance when the Theatre was packed with ‘host parents’ excited to watch ‘their children’ perform.
We are now starting to plan the exchange visit when the Danish school visit London in April 2018.
District 6-a-side Tournament
Nahum and Robert from Year 9 performed very well at the district 6-a-side tournament on Wednesday 13th September and have been invited to attend the first Islington and Camden district side training session coming up soon.
Well done lads!
Whittington Park Big Day Out 2017
On 9th September, Whittington Park hosted its annual Big Day Out! The Big Day Out is a community festival with all sorts of fun activities, shows and craft stalls for all the family.
For the second year running, Arts & Media School joined in the fun with music and dance performances from our students and a wonderful musical performance from our ex-student, Charlie.
Well done to our dancers, Karina and Shanice, and musicians Merian, Brendan, Max!
Rosie Kay Dance Company
During the summer holidays, Isaac 11D, Nicole 7A and Olivia 7F auditioned to be part of the Rosie Kay Dance Company. Rosie Kay Dance Company was looking for young talented dancers to be part of their next performance piece entitled “5 soldiers”; a thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of five men and women serving on the front line.
All three students performed exceptionally well and had their first glimmer what it takes to be a professional dancer on stage in front of live audience.
I am so very proud of these students and all of what they have achieved.
Head of Dance: Ms Stephanou