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News Archive - March 2016

Drama Club conquers Narnia

Posted: 16th March 2016
Members of the Braunton Academy Drama Club are at a loss this week, wondering how to fill all the hours they have previously spent rehearsing their recent play. As well as the pantomime, Drama Club puts on a large production each year at around this time. Previous shows have included Billy Elliot, West Side Story, A Man For All Seasons and Peter Pan. This year was a foray into the frozen wastes of Narnia; the play, an adaptation by Adrian Mitchell of C S Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The play is also crammed full of original songs by Shaun Davey. You are probably familiar with the story of four siblings evacuated from London during World War ll, and their accidental discovery of a land under the spell of a wicked witch, and where it is always winter, but Christmas never arrives. The children join forces with Aslan the lion to overthrow the witch and bring spring and summer back to Narnia, to the delight of all the creatures who live there. Miss Ratcliffe, Miss Armstrong and Mrs Gallimor...

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Academy young sports leaders impress

Posted: 14th March 2016
Sports Leaders from year 9 were once again given the opportunity to show off the leadership skills they have learnt. On March 8th reception pupils from our feeder primary schools came to the Academy to take part in a Multi-skills Festival. It must have been quite daunting for them to be in such a huge school amongst much bigger children, but they soon overcame their nerves and enjoyed trying out new sporting activities. All the little ones worked really hard all morning, and the year 9s proved themselves to be fantastic leaders and facilitators, demonstrating various techniques and encouraging the younger ones. Visiting staff were impressed by the sports leaders' communication skills and patience.  

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