Recently, all eight of our Houses battled against each other in the annual House Dance competition. The event shows Fourth Form pupils coming together to perform dances which they have self-choreographed with the leadership of our Sixth Form pupils, truly emphasising the importance of teamwork. The event was highly enjoyed by all who danced, and watched from the crowd, and remains a highly anticipated event each year.
Whilst all performances were shining with talent, our staff voted for their winner of conjoined houses, East and Martlet. Congratulations!
Reflecting on their experience, Sophie and Sam (House Captain of Martlet and East) wrote:
“House Dance is an event in the school year which everyone looks forward to. It consists of a dance which is choreographed by the Sixth form and performed by the new Fourth form and a Part Song, which is a song of the Sixth form’s choice and then performed by the Sixth form too. This year we really felt the pressure; after four consecutive wins of House Dance, we did not want to let the team down and of course we did not disappoint. With help from members of the East and Martlet Sixth form, we put together an amazing dance routine before we arrived back at school for the Michaelmas term. But the hard part was yet to come. We now had to try and teach the dance to the nervous and eager new Fourth form. It was clear from the start that there was a range of dancing ability in the cohort. But lucky for us they were all just as willing to learn and get stuck in.
After some tough rehearsals and some good determination from the Fourth form, we finally had a dance ready to perform! The night finally arrived and everyone was super-excited as you can imagine. With some amazing support from the rest of the team, the Fourth form performed an incredible dance which was very deserving of the victory. This year was a very special year for East and Martlet, as not only did we win the House Dance, retaining our title, we took the overall title for house performance: a new title for East and Martlet. We are very proud to be a part of East and Martlet and could not have won without the support of our house.”
Take a look at some of the photos from the event in the gallery below: