Mrs Julie King, the new Head of Elleray Campus, the Preparatory division of Windermere School, says she will…
“Outstanding”, “I can’t believe the average age on the stage is only 10 years old”, “A fantastic production”. These were just some of the comments from the audience during the interval at a recent annual production by Years 5 and 6.
Specialist drama lessons are incorporated into the school curriculum from Year 3 to Year 6. Two major productions are performed every year in ‘Crampton Hall’, at Browhead site. The past few years have seen our pupils act, sing and dance in ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Swallows and Amazons’, ‘Aladdin’ and most recently ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’.
Year 3 and 4 have their own productions in the Summer term which have included ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Speech and Drama lessons are available also with children working towards London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art examinations.
The first time my daughter and I visited the school she said to me “that is a happy school no question.” The scholastic achievements of the school are evident and an easy measure for a school to demonstrate. What is hard to quantify is the holistic development of a pupil at which, in my experience, Windermere School excels.
Windermere School is such a unique community to be a part of. Not only is it based in a truly beautiful and inspiring national park, but the environment created by staff and students alike makes for an incredibly supportive, proactive, exciting and international place of learning in which everyone can thrive and be the best they can be.