Midlands kids light up the stage
School news, June 2019
The St Charles College and Epworth collaboration of Aladdin JR was brought to life at St Charles earlier this month.
The musical included some favourite Alan Menken songs such as Friend Like Me, A Whole New World and Prince Ali, as well as a few wonderful new songs added for the Broadway production.
With colourful characters and non-stop adventure, Aladdin JR was enjoyed by all those who attended.
St Charles extended a big thank you and congratulations to all cast, crew and staff members who spent many hours making the production a success.
Picture, top: The St Charles College and Epworth cast of Aladdin. Picture: Saysha Baker
Oasis Prep performed their annual production to three incredible groups of people: the grandparents (and over 60s); pre-schools; and the general community. The play this year was entitled You Are Special, and was inspired by the Max Lucado book of the same name.
In the play, Mzansi is a beautiful doll who just wants to fit in with the Four Tribes of Rigidville – Strength Squad; Rhythm Town; Confidence Corner and Humour House. Mzansi goes on a quest to find who she is and where she fits in. She realised that she is unique and that’s OK!
The school sent out a huge thank you to all those who supported the pupils
St Nicholas held its annual Polar Bear Day in celebration of the Winter Solstice. The fun-filled day included scrumptious breakfasts, an enjoyable lunch, warm hot chocolate and pupils, staff and family members braving the icy water to complete their Polar Bear swim.
In the picture, right, Thando Mdlalose dons his best Polar Bear kit and fuels up on breakfast before braving the icy water.
Wembley College’s annual Duck Derby concert is taking place on July 26 at the school’s top fields. Desmond and the Tutus was a great choice for a rocking 22-year celebration.
The band name was somewhat inspired by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and has now become synonymous with South African, Indie Rock pop music. The band formed in 2005, creating their own infectious brand of music. “They are a blend of rock n’ roll, indie, kwela pop and genius.”
Some of their most popular songs are Tattoo, Lazy Bones, Pretoria Girls and Teenagers.
The school urges local music lovers to “Be part of our forest” – buy four Duck Derby tickets to receive a tree which will be planted on Wembley soil. Tickets are R250 per person.
The Treverton College Grade 11 Dance committee took the delivery of matric dance invites to a different level this year.
As the term drew closed for winter holidays, the matrics were presented with their dance invitations by the grade 11 dance committee in a slightly different setting … with some appropriate bubbles.