We started the second semester with a welcome back assembly for the whole school.
Mr Rosevear started the assembly by welcoming everyone back and saying how important the time is before the September holidays in terms of academic preparation for the IB Diploma exams, the IGCSE exams, the PYP Exhibition and the Egreso, all of which take place later on in the year. Probably the highlight of the next few weeks will be the musical, ´Mamma Mia’, which will be performed in the last weeks of August and which students have been practicing hard for since the beginning of the year.
He then introduced the new Head of Senior, Mr. Andrew Bunt, who said how delighted he was to be here and how much he is looking forward to working at The British Schools.
The Heads of Department from the Senior School gave the students a brief review of some of the successes that the students have achieved so far this year.
After a brief introduction, Form 5 students answered the following questions as they reflected upon the process of preparing and presenting of Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang.
- WHAT DID YOU LEARN?
Manuel: I learned not to be afraid to speak in front of an audience.
Baltazar: Collaboration is important because if not we wouldn’t have been able to do the play well.
- HOW DID YOU FEEL?
Uma: I felt nervous when I was off stage but once I started acting I felt calm.
Marcos: I felt happy because I shout a lot and my character allowed me to be myself.
- DID YOU LIKE YOUR CHARACTERS?
Sebastián: I liked my character because it was meant to be funny and for me it was a challenge because I thought it was impossible for me to be funny.
Sofia: At first I didn’t like my character because it didn´t do much in the play. But then I realized that every character has an important role to play.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK MADE THE PLAY A SUCCESS?
Martina: Being in the play since Form 3 helped us in all ways, how to stand, when to come in……
Carolina: Looking at the other cast and borrowing tips or not to improve our own characters.
- THE LAST PERFORMANCE WAS ON THURSDAY EVENING BUT I HEARD THAT SOMETHING HAPPENED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN THE ART ROOM.
Lots of people helped us to make the play a success.
Maintenance: helped us move things and materials
Anita and Javier: planned and made the costumes
Leo: helped us with the lights and sounds
Art teachers: made and painted the scenery
ICT teachers: helped with making the projections.
And of course, Analia, Mr Rompani and Music teachers – the play wouldn’t have happened without them!!
We won´t forget all the other teachers who helped us in many, many different ways.
- WHICH SONG DID YOU LIKE BEST?
Carolina : We liked the Bombi Zamba because it was very energetic. Now you are going to have the pleasure of listening to this song from the play – it is called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!!
The Assembly ended on a high note as everyone joined with the choir as they enthusiastically sang the title song from the play.
We are all looking forward to a busy and eventful term.