Talented pupils ‘never cease to amaze’ their audience. – Miss Underwood
Just before Easter that time of year was here again, one that is firmly in the calendar of students, parents and staff alike, Bridgstock. Bridgstock is organised, and run by our sixth form students, and is a highly successful example of how fantastic our young people are. The musical talent of our students always shines out. Also the high organisational skills of the sixth formers, the levels of excitement from all the students involved and the joy of seeing all the students work as one big ‘Bridgstock family’ always makes this event one of the highlights of my, and many others staff and students, year. Parents comments when walking out is always the same as mine, amazement, as each year just gets better and better.
Tickets, yet again sold out in record time. With Thursday night performances selling out in less then 24 hours. All 480 tickets were sold out in just over a week, illustrating the high demands for the shows. The impact these shows have on student’s school life is reflected by the fact ‘ex-Bridgstockers’ return from University and beyond to watch how the next generation is keeping the Bridgstock fire burning. Sprits and energy levels were high across the 3 nights as the huge musical talent of our students, from yr 7 through to yr 13, shone through in stunning performances. Audiences were also entertained by performances from a teacher band and a combined student-teacher band. This year songs included Start a fire by John Legend; Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers Band and Pencil full of lead by Paolo Nutini. Leaving the audience wanting more the encore saw a stage invasion on all 3 nights to Saturday Nights Alright by Elton John.Thank you to everyone for their continued support, on this now truly embedded event in the West Bridgford schools community. There is already a buzz amongst staff, students and parents about next years concert, where organisation for the events will start in June. We hope to see you in the audience next year. Miss Underwood.