The Etone Create faculty lead a Celebration and Concert in the Etone hall on Thursday 15th June to share with our families our incredible students have been working on this year in Art, Photography, Technology and Music. A crowd of 200 joined us to enjoy a curated art exhibit from our students, including a display of work from Miss Fernandes, as our resident artist for the evening along with some of our very talented pupils, a showcase of photography, a display of products from technology and a showcase of musical talent (as well as a few ice lollies to enjoy in the heat!).
The Etone Choir took to the stage to show a mix of what we had learned working with Armonico Consort and The King’s Singers ranging to the 4 Chord Song by the Axis of Awesome (which had been added to by Mrs Kaye-Shepheard to include a few of their favourites). A wide range of solo singers took to the stage as well as lots of our in-house bands including the Tuesday Rock Band, the Mega Band and our year 10 group the M.L.W.D.S. (pronounced “Mulwoods”) showing all of our Etone values in the process.
Mrs Beasley, head of the Create faculty, also gave out certificates for dedication to the creative subjects to a number of our students (we need to get those 10,000 hours for mastery in!).
In true Etone College style, our students had barely taken their bows before checking that rehearsal was on tomorrow and asking when the next event was!
It was a fantastic evening for both the school and our dedicated Create department, made up from subjects including Art, Design and Technology, Music and Photography. These subjects play an important role in developing our pupils to be creative learners. In exploring what it takes to be an artist, designer or composer the curriculum offered to all pupils is broad and give our learners the chance to experience the best of the creative industries.
All that is left to say it a big thank you again to everyone who attended and thank you to the following staff in particular: Mrs Beasley, Ms Byrne, Miss Hyland, Miss Fernandes, Mr Davis, Mr Lochab, Mr Barclay-Elliot, Mr Hodgson, Miss Foxon and Mrs Kaye-Shepheard.