Clifton High School Junior pupils made an impact this Spring with their performance of the Craig Hawes musical ‘Splash!’
A comic retelling of the story of Noah’s Ark, the play was superbly performed by Year 4 pupils. They delighted the audience with their joyful singing, riveting storytelling and hilarious jokes. The pupils performed confidently and clearly, enjoyed every minute of their time in the limelight, and parents, grandparents, siblings and friends had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Pupils in the Junior School are encouraged to take part in the many music and drama activities. Musicals are performed twice yearly by Year 4 and Year 6 pupils respectively. Pupils across the Junior School take part in the Christmas play, with Year 5 pupils taking a lead. Junior pupils are also encouraged to take part in the school’s annual production which has included popular plays and musicals such as ‘Comedy of Errors’, ‘Annie’ and ‘The Sound of Music’. Performing at these events is one of the many ways in which pupils at Clifton High School are encouraged to feel part of the school community; it gives them a real sense of achievement and helps develop self-confidence.
Pupils receive weekly music lessons from the Junior School’s specialist music teacher and are offered a range of one-to-one instrumental lessons from visiting music teachers, covering a wide range of instruments from drums to cello, to violin. Music is integral to the life of the school, and pupils relish the opportunity to perform, whether it be singing or on a musical instrument, at the annual musical soirée, our end of term concert, and at our end-of-year Rose Day celebrations and Christmas Carol Service at Bristol’s two prominent cathedrals.