Contemporary Dance Class

by Frista & Alina   This term we are practicing contemporary dance.  This is a style of expressive dance combining elements of several dance genres, including Modern Jazz, Lyrical, and Classical ballet.  Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. There are around 15 of us taking part and we…

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Christmas Lunch

One final tradition took place of the last lunchtime of the year.  Christmas fare was served to one and all by Mr. Higgins, in full Father Christmas attire, and Mrs Hall giving support to our new chef Mr Astley (elf for the day). Students were treated to a medley of festive songs, even making their…

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Excursion to London

It was great.  The weather seemed a little grim but added to the romantic image of ‘Foggy Albion’ with street lamps .  There were lots of Christmas decorations and a seasonal market on the South Bank of the Thames.  Crowds packed Oxford Street and Leicester Square.  A host of runaway Santas gave voice to carols…

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Carol Celebration

As Mr. Higgins remarked at the outset, the Carol Celebration is now a tradition at Saint Michael’s dating back ten years.  Indeed, A2 pupils arrived eager to give voice to songs they had perhaps first practised in GCSE 1.  There was a lot of merry fa-la-la-ing and encouragement to hear herald angels.  The Christmas tree…

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Practicing for perfection

by Frista Gradica, Albania Christmas Carol.  No wonder it sounds so festive.  It is one of the best parts of the year.  Everyone wants to participate, whether it is in the choir, carol reading or helping with the decorations. Choir is one of the most inspiring activities.  It guides every student throughout the song.  Everyone…

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NCS Excursion

by Nevena Doknic, Serbia The government organised an excursion for A Level students which was divided into four parts.  The first part was taken in SMC and it was about what NCS is and why it is so important.  NCS stands for National Citizen Service. The second part was in Grantham in a leisure park. …

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