50 Books in 50 Years Challenge
Over the course of the last week of term, the art department, as part of work experience, have been able to paint a large aspirational tree that celebrates the success of 49 ex Trinity students. The painting includes a silhouette of a tree with 49 leaves, representing those successes, with the 50th leaf including a mirror so that current students can see themselves in this tree, and consider what their story will be.
The roots of the tree include the skills and experiences Trinity School provides in order to ensure student success.
Underneath the tree is the bible quote: “The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed…it grew and became a large tree.”
The aim of the aspirational tree is to allow students to be able to surround themselves in the successes of ex students, and when looking in the mirror, can consider what their success story will be, just like the students before them.
The painting is located outside Reverend Kennedy’s office, we hope you enjoy it.
HJ – EH – CG – CM – ZW – KD
Trinity Theatre Company’s production of Legally Blonde the Musical, was performed in the Margaret Sewell Theatre on three nights in July. Full of fun and the colour pink, the show was a superb example of the high quality performances our students produce. There were terrific performances from Jessica Crowther and Harry Mossop, the two leads, as well as from all others who took part. The two dogs, Bruiser and Rufus, provided much additional entertainment!
There was well deserved loud and lengthy applause from the audience each night for this heartwarming performance. Thanks go to Mrs Richardson, Producer, Ms Southwell, Director, and Mrs Bishop, Music Director, for all their heard work in putting the show together.
The students took part in a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ challenge. Groups competed to prepare, cook and present 2 dishes in 1 hour. The groups were provided with a tray of identical ingredients but then had the opportunity to choose an extra ingredient from the ‘mystery bag’. The Royal Navy chefs Jamie, Verity and Nick were on hand to offer expert advice on recipes and professional skills. A wide range of quality dished were produced ranging from carbonara, stir fry and flat breads to fruit tarts and gateaux.
In an atmosphere of friendly competion the students were challenged to work as a team and extend their practical skills within a short space of time. It was a great day enjoyed by students, teachers and the Naval team.
The Music department looks forward to the annual ‘Carlisle and District Music and Drama Festival’ with a sense of nervous anticipation. It is an opportunity for students to showcase their hard work and enjoy a few days of high quality music making with friends from other schools.
This year Trinity has had amazing success at the festival in both individual and ensemble classes and we are very proud of all the students who took part.
The Senior Chamber choir came 2nd in the open choir class (with a distinction mark), 1st in the sacred song class (with a distinction mark), and won a major trophy for the most inspiring choral performance of the festival for their performance in this class.
The Orchestra came 1st in the school orchestra class (with a distinction mark), and 1st in the open orchestra class with an outstanding mark of 90 – the adjudicator told our chair of Governors that Trinity’s performance was amongst the best she’s ever heard.
The chamber ensemble came 1st in the small ensembles class (with a distinction mark) and Nell Attwood, Hannah Button and Rachael Crampsey also came 1st Vocal ensemble open class (with a distinction mark).
Hannah Borlase came 1st in 2 viola classes (her age group and the open class) gaining outstanding marks of 90 and 92, For this she was also awarded the Ronmar trophy for the winner with the highest mark in any instrumental class. Hannah also came 2nd in the recital class.
A number of other students also had individual success including
Full results can be found here https://www.carlislemusicanddrama.com/results/music-results/
For many years we have found the music festival to be a supportive environment for our students to perform their work and we would like to thank the festival committee and volunteers for all the hard work that goes into making ‘Carlisle and District Music and Drama Festival’ one of the best in the country.
The Music department is very proud of 2 of our students who will be working with national ensembles this year. Hannah Borlase has been invited to attend the Easter residential course of the National Youth Orchestra and Sophie Richardson will be joining the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland reserve band this summer.
According to a recent survey for CBBC News it suggests that more than three-quarters of children aged 10 to 12 in the UK have social media accounts, even though they are below the appropriate age limit. Among the under-13s, 78% were using at least one social media network, despite being below the age requirement and more than one in five underage children have faced online bullying.
Please be aware of the recommended “safe and responsible” use of social media sites using the age appropriate visual attached.
Friday 1st Dec 2017
‘I thoroughly enjoyed the experience- drawing living creatures is a challenge made easier by our art department and the falconry. It was interesting to learn about the birds from their owner while learning about them from studying them ourselves. The birds each had a personality that had to be incorporated into the drawings (the bigger owl was quite loud while the raven never stopped moving). I love animals, art and spending ages with both so this was the best part of my week and it reinvigorated my love of drawing.’
Lucy Atkinson Yr 12