On Wednesday 29 June, we were delighted to host one of our favourite annual events, the Gym and Dance Extravaganza. This event is so special as it involves every year group from Reception to Sixth Form, and it proved to be an amazing spectacle as we approach the end of another action-packed academic year in the world of sport at Northampton High.
The theme for this year was ‘Iconic’ and there were certainly iconic dances on display! From Elvis to Megan Trainer, from the Beach Boys to the theme of Friends, the students created a night to remember!
The Senior School Hall was full and the atmosphere was electric. From nerves, to excitement and everything inbetween – the full range of emotions relating to putting on a show were evident. Everyone performed magnificently well and we are immensely proud of all of the performers who were brave enough to go out there and perform. We are always in awe of people who can perform creatively to an audience, whether it is acting, singing, dancing or gymnastics. Putting on a show is hard work and this event was lovely because of the hard work and commitment everyone was prepared to put into it.
One thing that stood out from start to finish was the camaraderie shown by all the performers. The cheering before they went on, the shouts of encouragement and the whoops of delight when the performance was done alongside hugs of celebration. This was a noteworthy addition to the show. It showed understanding, respect, and mutual delight in either getting through the performance or managing that gymnastic skill.
We thank our wonderful audience for joining us for this celebration, and we hope to see you again next year!