Thought for the week:
Event: Chinese New Year  (Year of the Dog)
Quote: ‘The highest result of education is tolerance’
Source: Helen Keller

West Side Story

Holgate played host to a challenging show of epic proportions. If you don't know the plot of West Side Story, it is based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", and has all of the same ingredients: love, betrayal, jealousy, rivalry, passion and - ultimately - tragedy.
West Side Story tells the tale of two rival gangs in 1950s New York. The Jets, led by Riff (played by Jacob Burrows in an ourstanding debut performance) are Polish-American white working-class "hoodlums" and The Sharks led by Bernardo (a brilliant and committed performance by talented Fahad Qayyum)

Hotbed of Talent Ensures School Show is a Huge Sell-Out Success

Story by Peter Blackburn
Nottingham Evening Post
BUDDING actors and musicians at a Nottingham school have taken to the stage in front of bumper crowds for three nights.
Pupils and teachers from The Holgate School in Hucknall performed West Side Story to sell-out crowds this week.
The production was brought to life by four members of staff at the school and featured more than 50 students.

Engineers Tomorrow

On Friday November 23rd saw all of Year 9 students attend a special hour long show presented by ‘Engineers Tomorrow’. We had lots of Bangs, flashes and smoke as the students learnt how the internal combustion engine works, as well as finding out how solar engines work, marshmallows being fired from a trebuchet across the hall. All finishing on a ground shaking experience as the students found how skyscrapers are built to withstand earthquakes, with a little help from jenga and an egg. All this is to be followed up with a workshop day when the students will be able to get hands on with engineering.