Over fifty students from Windermere School took to the stage to perform the school’s version of the smash hit, feel-good musical, Legally Blonde: The Musical.
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Neil Benjamin, Legally Blonde: The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods, as she swaps fashion for law, bagging a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School in an attempt to win back her snobby boyfriend, Warner Huntingdon III. Along the way she encounters stereotypes, snobbery and scandal as she chases her dreams but, with the help of her friends, Paulette Bonafonte and Emmett Forrest, she soon realises her true potential and becomes so much more than the Malibu Blonde she’s perceived to be.
Pupils from Years 7 to 13 took to the stage in this all-singing, all-dancing production, delighting the audience with well-choreographed, upbeat routines, addictive songs, slick costume changes and clever set designs, as well as a huge helping of laughter.
From the opening notes of ‘Omigod You Guys’, through the high-tempo ‘Whipped Into Shape’ to the final chords of ‘Find My Way’, the audience in the school’s Crampton Hall was truly entertained.
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.