Valentine’s Day disco

If you went up to the Common Room on Saturday you would have been confronted by a room festooned with balloons, rose petals, hearts, decorations and other accessories for the annual Valentine’s Day Disco. There was a lot of dancing, with good music played by ace DJs Martin and Nashm.  Mostly upbeat, thumping rhythms were…

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Cardiff Market

Trip to Cardiff

What a day to go to Cardiff!  A little peaceful shopping perhaps?  A jaunt around the celebrated castle ruins and reflection upon medieval times?  Not on this day, anyway.  Yes, we could go shopping, yes we could go around the castle, but our attention was drawn principally by the feel of carnival around us.  Drummers…

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Scholars’ Dinner in Madrid

We arrived late afternoon and noticed how different it was from the UK before even getting off the plane.  It had been a while since we’d last seen the sun still shining after 5 p.m. The ride over to the hotel had us gawking at the marvelous city.  Seeing Madrid made me realize that love…

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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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