‘Curtain Call for saltash.net leavers’

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in News | No Comments

The ‘Curtain Call’ concert at saltash.net, held on Friday 11th September, was a time of mixed emotions for students, staff and parents.  Organised by ex-year 13 students Laura Kelly and Joe Lang, the concert was arranged as a farewell tribute to the school and community that had nurtured, support and encouraged a group of students now about to depart for university and pastures new.

Seven ex-year 13 students took part in the concert:  Laura Kelly, Joe Lang, Flo Bonner, Tyler House, Lowenna Rule, Charlie Mansell and Emily Badham, along with other students still at the school in years 10 to 13.  Three of the students, Laura, Joe and Flo, have now departed for the University of Chichester where they will study Music and Musical Theatre alongside another ex saltash.net student, Jamie Pullan.

The concert showcased a wide range of talent and musical styles and featured songs both well-known and less familiar, including Laura Kelly’s excellent rendition of ‘I’ll be there’ from the musical ‘Ordinary Days’ selected as a moving memorial to all those who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy.  By the time the ‘leavers’ sang ‘Impossible Dream’ and the singing group concluded with ‘Anthem’ from ‘Chess’, emotions were, understandably, running high by performers and in the audience.  A standing ovation at the end of the concert was an entirely fitting conclusion to an outstanding evening’s entertainment.

Headteacher, Mrs Bryce, commended all who had taken part, including talented Year 11 student, Jonah Rich, who oversaw all of the technical support.  ‘We will miss these young people more than words can say, but we are all delighted that they will be going on to fulfil their dreams and ambitions in a wide range of courses and universities.  We are sure they will be successful in all that they do and thank them for the outstanding contribution they have made to saltash.net.’