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Director of Music Report for TWBS – Week 12 - Nov 25, 2021

It is hard to describe this week in words. After a year off we are finally back to putting on a musical in the school hall. At the time of writing this we still have two nights to go, and the week has gone extremely well.

The Little Mermaid is a fun musical, full of life and colour. The 95 students on stage have told the story so well and I am amazed at their talent and energy. The staff working on the show have had a fantastic, although exhausting week. But all the effort is worth it and I think the whole school community is feeling really proud of our achievements.


I would like to thank everyone who has been part of the show, on stage and backstage. I would like to thank everyone who has come to see the show and then told their friends about it. In the aftermath of Covid I can’t believe we have done it and I am grateful to the two upper schools for allowing us to put this on.

There are so many people to thank that I won’t try and thank them all. But I must give a huge thanks to Miss Walter, Mr Thomas and Miss Walker. As a staff team they couldn’t have given more this week.  We have done long days and they have also had to teach in the day too.  Late nights do take their toll, but they have not moaned, and they have in fact had a great week. Thanks to you for making it happen.

I think I will reflect more on the show next week once we have completed the run.


Also this week, we have had students out, performing at The Living Advent Calendar in Windsor and also at a local Day Centre.  There is always so much going on and it is great to see students taking the initiative to get out and perform.


We are still hoping to have our carol service, but I will update you about that more next week. Please do sign up for the Thursday evening service which is all down to go ahead  –  Next week we will bring some clarity to the final week plans.


So for more I will get back to the ocean for a couple more days and I look forward to reflecting more on that next week. This school is a unique and wonderful place to work and I can’t believe what the students achieve day in, day out.


Mr J. Manwaring
Director of Music – Windsor Learning Partnership