We were treated to an amazing evening on Thursday 28 June for our Annual Arts Festival which showcased the talents of girls across the Arts. We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Roger Conroy and his wife, Mrs Jennifer Conroy, the Mayoress as well as parents, grandparents, governors and friends of the school.
The evening began with the choir to serenade us in and the junior girls danced the maypole enthusing the audience to clap along. In the senior hall there was a wide range of performances including: an amusing drama duologue ‘Horrid Henry’; a charming ballet piece by the senior ballet girls; an extract from the recent Junior School production of ‘The Button Box’ which enchanted the audience and the finale of the ‘Pink Panther’ performed by the wonderful senior strings. In the Drama Studio, the Lower Fifth GCSE Drama group performed a physical theatre piece that encompassed abstract form and spoken work, entitled ‘Waking Nightmare’, about an insomniac girl.
The D & T displays showed an incredible range of work from intricate costumes to cleverly designed table lamps. A highlight was the decorated cakes which showed an enormous amount of work to create delectable works of art that were nearly too good to eat! Bidding took place on the cakes throughout the evening and people were very pleased to take home cakes decorated as Olympic torches, a teapot and even a football pitch!
In the Art Department the work was as ever stunning, certainly providing the wow factor with a huge variety of styles and mediums. Two recent moderators described the work as the best they had seen and it was definitely appreciated by the visitors who came to the Arts Festival.
FoNHS (Friends of Northampton High School) provided refreshments and Mrs Dixon (Headmistress) was thrilled to be presented with a cheque for the school by Beverley Lumsdon, Chair of FoNHS from the fundraising events they have organised.