Back in January, a number of our super talented students took part in a Drama and Dance Showcase. Two of our Northgate News Team, Colette and Isla, tell us all about it.

Colette said, ‘Before I performed, I felt very nervous but also super excited! My favourite sketch from Roald Dahl was the BFG. It was super fun to create and it was the very first one we did. Dance club was great. Dance club has helped me meet new people and make new friends. The dance team was great too – it was amazing to perform at the Christmas light switch on and at the Drama and Dance Showcase. It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to be part of the school’s production of Alice In Wonderland later in the summer!’

Isla commented, ‘The Dance and Drama Showcase was the first ever big thing I had done at Northgate High School. I was very nervous about remembering lines and cues. On the night I had not only nerves but excitement. I was with my friends and peers ready to perform. My favourite performance we did would have to be the Matilda sketch. It was so much fun to cheer and scream and let go of all my nerves. It all went perfectly! I had lots of support from both the teachers and my family! Now that I know what it’s like, and know it is what I want to do for my future, I cannot wait to perform in the many productions being put on here at Northgate such as Alice In Wonderland.’

Mrs Harris, Head of Performing Arts, said, ‘I am fantastically proud of all of the students involved in the Drama and Dance Showcase this term. As it was my first production as Head of Performing Arts at Northgate High School, I wanted to make sure to make a good impression. Along with the help of over 65 very talented performers, I think I did just that! It was amazing to see so many dancers performing with confidence and ease and I was super impressed with drama club remembering all of their different sketches from Roald Dahl. I am so proud to work at Northgate with such a massive group of talented students. Bring on Alice in Wonderland that will be performed on our outdoor stage in July!’

It is lovely to see so many students getting involved in Drama, Dance and Music. We can’t wait for the next Showcase and then a magnificent performance of Alice in Wonderland in our outdoor learning area. Rehearsals are already  underway.