On Thursday,10th of May, a group of 19 members of the ‘All Shook Up’ cast, took part in the Brookhouse Music Festival. They performed ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ from the musical, which was very well received by the audience. Two members of the choir were amongst a small group of singers made up from all the schools who performed the communal song ‘This is me’.
Although this festival is not a competition, some helpful feedback is given by two adjudicators, and this year they had a lot of positive comments for the Braeburn performance, with only an encouragement to overcome their nerves a little and enjoy their performance more and to be more expressive. The children made the most of the festival by carefully watching and appreciating the performances of the other schools so they could pick up ideas and pointers of what works well and not so well in delivering songs on stage, so they can further improve their technique and style.
Nearly 60 sport enthusiasts enjoyed a wonderful sports clinic on Saturday morning. Our PE staff, supported by class teachers and Year 8 pupils, provided the boys and girls from Years 1, 2 and 3 with a range of fun games to develop their rugby and netball skills.
This was the first of our sports clinics and we were excited to see such a great response from the children, both in how many attended and the joy, success and development they received from them. We are very much looking forward to our next clinic later in the term.
Both under 15 teams and under 19 teams were entered and our younger team should be very proud of their performance making the semi final and having to play the might of our older, under 19 team. The future of Netball at Braeburn is certainly bright.
The under 19s swept aside the opposition in the group matches including Hillcrest and Greensteds and finallly faced a strong Brookhouse in the final. This team, they had lost to in the final last year. The first half was a tight game and the girls led narrowly thanks to some excellent under pressure play from Kamba and Danai. As always Jane Hakim made it very difficult for the Brookhouse assaults on their D. At half time coach Ms Ogot made a risky tactical change, moving Jane Hakim from goal defense to goal shooter. Brookhouse had no answer and the final score moved to 10-4.
Well done to the girls for another legendary effort.