The Thamesmead Performing Arts department treated us to a fantastic and thought provoking show entitled ‘One World’ on Thursday 14th November.
The students chose the theme with a clear focus on environmental and climate issues. All of the numbers were linked to these issues in some way with the students using them to make us think about the damage that is being done to the environment, but led to a positive finale that stressed optimism for the future if communities take action to work together to tackle it.
Many genres and musical styles were represented, songs old and new, including Singing in the rain, What about us?, I like driving in my car, What a wonderful world, The Push bike song, We can work it out, and finishing with a rousing rendition of The Circle of Life. The singers and dancers were accompanied by some excellent musicians in our band/orchestra. There were some very high quality performances across the evening and all students involved demonstrated confidence and their commitment to their performances on the night, which are two of our school values. We were also joined by a local harpist, Margaret Watson, who accompanied the students on some of the numbers and provided music during the interval.
The Shepperton Aurora Rotary supported this show and the funds raised will jointly will go towards their charities, Maor Mead School, Black Swan Sea Cadets and Cameo, along with our school Performing Arts new lighting fund.