Welcome to the latest edition of Purcell’s Weekly Highlights!

Young Percussion Composer of the Year

We were thrilled to hear earlier this week that Year 13 percussionist Lewis Isaacs had won the 2021 Young Percussion Composer of the Year Award with his quartet, Askew. Lewis’ winning piece will now be performed and recorded by PERC’M and the Royal College of Music quartet, and published by Southern Percussion. It is an enormous accomplishment, and all at Purcell are incredibly proud of him.

Year 6 Playwrights

Last week the Juniors enjoyed acting out some of their original play scripts on Purcell’s latest addition – a new outdoor stage.

The plays were based on Greek mythology, and in particular the story of Perseus and Medusa. Working collaboratively, the Year 6 students wrote and performed their scripts to one another. After almost a full academic year of necessary restrictions, Head of Juniors Deborah Harris commented that ‘Year 6 loved being able to finally work together in small groups and perform to each other on the fantastic new outdoor stage area’.