It's always pleasing to see the students doing something for a good cause, and yesterday the U6th organised a concert in aid of Oxfam International Women's Day. A mixture of serious and fun items finished with our folk band Hafla performing (pictured below). Well done to everyone involved. It was even more impressive as several of those involved were on stage an hour later in the school play - which, by the way, was a roaring success. Term ends tomorrow - have a good break, everyone.
Our school play, Gogol's comedy The Government Inspector, is in the final stages of rehearsal. Mr Elliott invited me to visit last night's run-through in costume, and I really enjoyed it. There are some wonderfully funny comic performances, and it looks terrific on stage. Do come and see it on Tuesday and Wednesday next week if you can.
We had a wonderful concert last night at the QEH - many congratulations to everyone who took part. But in the afternoon some other pupils were taking part in the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey, performing (amongst other things) a fanfare composed by Alan Mofti (Y11). As you can see, I wasn't given the best seat in the house, but I still enjoyed it.
Headmaster's Photo Diary
David Thomas became Headmaster of The Purcell School in September 2012. This is his first ever blog, and is about the daily life of the school. For more 'official' news stories, please see this page.