From the desk of the Head Master 13 December 2019
Christmas is almost upon us but before the 25th December arrives we have the usual avalanche of entertainment here at Warwick School.
The Christmas Cracker tonight is sure to be a delight, and next week we head in to Carol Services – to which we hope you are able to attend. Year 11 and Sixth Form on Tuesday evening at 7.00pm and Year 7 – 10 on Thursday morning at 9.15am.
Last night I was privileged to see the production in the Bridge House Theatre of A Christmas Carol, beautifully produced with some wonderful puppetry evoking the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come and, of course, Tiny Tim. It was terrific and I commend it to you – performances run on until Christmas Eve.
The external productions we host are an important part of the theatre’s work. They add even more to the richness of what is offered on this campus, demonstrating our commitment to the Arts. As importantly, they aid us in our mission of bringing theatre to the local community. At Jane Eyre a fortnight ago, the gasps of shock and delight from pupils from local schools who are studying the novel for their English Literature courses proved to me the power of the theatrical experience for them. I am pleased to say several local schools are sending groups to matinee performances of A Christmas Carol next week and I hope you and your families will want to enjoy some Christmas cheer at the BHT.
Like Scrooge (eventually), thoughts of others are in our minds at the moment, and I just want to mention the plans our prefect team have developed for a charity drive for the homeless – collecting warm, clean clothing to share with those who are on the streets of Leamington this winter. I am very proud of them, after a long term, still having the energy and will to do something as positive as this.
This will be my last blog of term. A copy of The Warwickian will shortly be with pupils and coming home to you, showcasing so much of what has gone on over the past 3 ½ months.
Warmest wishes to all for Christmas and the New Year, and the start of a new decade.