Bank Holiday Sunday and a 7.30am start to support the High Storrs staff, parents and over 110 students camped at Haddon Grove for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Gold practice expeditions.
Sunday afternoon I am in The Greystones Concert Room, where 14 High Storrs students are performing ‘Two’, a play by Jim Cartwright.
Learning at High Storrs doesn’t stop for school holidays.
Our students’ hunger for challenge, performance and learning is voracious and receives excellent support from staff and parents.
During the Easter holidays over 200 students attended classes preparing for the summer examinations.
One Saturday in April over 70 Centralians, or ex students, held their annual lunch, renewing old friendships and sharing memories of their school.
High Storrs works diligently to develop successful links with our community. Carney Academy regularly supports our dramatic productions. Additionally Hallam Sinfonia, Bannerdale Music Service, Badminton England, Ecclesall Rangers Football Club and the Verve Academy of Performing Arts are some of the many community groups who work with us.
On Sunday, May 14, the PTA hosted their annual car boot and plant sale. This received superb community support and many of the High Storrs students taking part in the World Challenge visits to Venezuela in August were out in force, fundraising for their trip of a lifetime.
Later this term the school will perform Sweeney Todd at the Crucible – a tremendous opportunity for our students to showcase their talents.
During the holidays we will host our annual summer school. Over 100 primary age students will enjoy summer activities and prepare for their move to secondary school.
Did someone recently mention shortening the school holidays?
How would High Storrs staff, students and parents fit it all in without them?