A visit to the Clothes Show in Birmingham on Friday 6th December organised by Mrs.Fiona Ryan for girls studying Textiles at GCSE and possibly interested in a career in the world of fashion proved to be a most enjoyable day for everyone. It was an exciting day with lots of interesting things to see including the wonderful catwalk show of amazing fashions and wonderful dancers.
Some girls were also able to enjoy a seminar about careers relating to the fashion industry. For those interested in Vintage Clothing there were lots of stalls with this related theme. It was also a 'make-up artists' paradise with so many companies displaying their latest cosmetics.
'On 22nd October all students in Years 7 and 8, and CPA students in years 9-11 were treated to performances followed by dancing and singing workshops delivered by internationally acclaimed African group The Black Umfolosi 5. Students learned to perform part of their gumboot dance and learned to sing a variety of traditional African songs. It was a fabulous experience for all of our students and up to 260 students were performing at the same time in the school’s main hall. We very much look forward to having the opportunity to have The Black Umfolosi 5 return to Newland School for Girls!'
Friday 18th was a night to test the nerves of Newland's most courageous actors. We are not talking Halloween, but we are talking ghosts, spooky castles and bloodshed! The evening of 18th saw a group of talented Year 8 students, directed by Mr Wilkinson and Mrs Witts, perform their abridged version of Shakespeare's haunting tragedy 'Hamlet' to a packed Main Auditorium at Hull Truck Theatre. The girls also benefitted hugely from the input of Year 10 GCSE Drama students, who met with our cast to offer peer support and evaluation to add that extra sparkle! After hours of preparation, largely in the students' own time, the girls shared work alongside students as old as 17 in the annual celebration of Shakespeare's characters and stories. Dressed in hand-customised costumes designed by Mr Wilkinson, and reading the script in Shakespeare's original language, the cast performed a version of the classic tale that focused on Hamlet's mind. See all the photos here...