You can’t stop the beat! Trinity Theatre Company’s production of ‘Hairspray was a powerful, energetic and joyful evening of theatre. The cast were all clearly having a wonderful time on stage together, and worked with exemplary professionalism, commitment and focus throughout.
Olivia James’ performance as Tracy was a dynamic tour de force, and she was ably assisted by Sophie Richardson as the ditzy Penny, Nathan Yielder as the smooth love interest Link, Bert Wilson as the cool Seaweed and Millie Butcher as the selfish Amber. Such a strong group of principals. Neo Borgia was a wonderful Corny Collins, the media man; Ellie Wilson was engagingly over the top as Tracy’s Mum; and Deborah Beckett was a suitably narrow-minded Velma. Emily Davies and Anya Bartlett, who shared the role of Motormouth Maybelle, and Eleanor Teasdale as Little Inez, also impressed the audience with their incredible voices.
However, while it is important to give credit to the main characters, this production was an ensemble piece. There was a great sense of company, and the dancing, choreographed by Sixth Formers Lily Harper and Erin Harkins, was outstanding. Thanks as ever to the Music and Drama departments for their first class work with students. The standing ovation on the final night was well-deserved. A real feel-good production!
YEAR 12 YOUNG ENTERPRIZE TEAM – VECTOR
On the 27th March 2019 our Year 12 Young Enterprise team (Vector) represented Trinity School at the YE Cumbria Company of the Year Awards held at Rheged, near Penrith. Competing against other regional winning schools on the night Team Vector delivered a fantastic vibrant presentation in front of approximately 300 people and won the Best Presentation award. They also won the Sustainability Award due to the team’s environmental ethos of upcycling old unwanted student projects and turning them into resaleable high-quality products to reduce carbon footprint.
Team Vector deliver their presentation
CADAS DESIGN COMPETITION
To All Year 7 Art Students
A message from CADAS
CADAS have been in contact to say a huge “THANK YOU” to all the students who entered our LOGO competition…the designs were brilliant!
We loved all the LOGO designs, especially KATE TAYLOR’S from 7FDG who has been awarded 3RD PLACE.
Thanks again for all the wonderful entries, Mrs Reay (Head of Art)
3rd Place entry from Kate Taylor 7FDG
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.
Scottish Indoor Athletics Championships
James Sprints to Gold and Silver!
James (7ARI) competed in the Scottish Indoor Athletics Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on 10th March. He has been running with Carlisle and Aspatria Athletics Club for just over a year now and he is doing very well.
At the championships he ran the 60m sprint and won a silver medal with a PB time of 8.14secs. Narrowly missing gold by 1/100th of a second (he was beaten by the Irish National Champion). He then went on to run the 200m sprint where he won gold with a PB of 26.47secs. This means that he is now the Scottish National U13 Indoor Champion for 200m.
He now he sits in 8th place for the 60m and 2nd place in the 200m in the UK (according to the Power of 10 ratings).
A huge congratulations goes to James on his sporting success.
James at the Scottish Indoor Athletics Championships
We are incredibly proud of the results our students achieved at A level this year. Students and staff have worked incredibly hard and their excellent results are well deserved. It was great to see so many beaming smiles on results day. Many of our students are going to study at a variety of Universities as a result of the results they obtained yesterday, these include: Durham University, Sheffield, Leicester, Bangor, Newcastle, Northumbria, Cambridge, Lancaster, Hull, Cumbria, Nottingham and UCLAN to name a few. We are also delighted to see a number of our students obtain apprenticeships at well known local and national organisations. We wish our students all the very best as they move on to university, apprenticeships or employment.
Marcus’ 401 Challenge Game is presented to Ben Smith
Our Yr 9 student Marcus designed his Ball Bearing Game project in his D&T class on a challenge which had inspired him by Ben Smith. When he found out he was attending the nearby MuckleToon festival, he immediately entered. We challenged Marcus to show Ben his work and this was the result!
More info about Ben Smith and the 401 Challenge can be viewed here: www.the401challenge.co.uk/
Marcus with Ben
Former Trinity student Kate McWilliams is 26 and the youngest ever commercial female airline captain.
She flies to around 100 destinations across the world and says most people “are pleasantly surprised and impressed” when she tells them her age.
Last year the airline company announced a plan to increase its number of female pilots. Kate is originally from Carlisle, but now lives in Surrey so she can be near to Gatwick Airport, she began flying in the air cadets when she was 13 years old, but admitted to the Press Association that she never thought she could become a commercial pilot.