The creative and performing arts feature in the life of every Hurst Sixth Former – be it through direct participation, helping to nurture younger talent or simply enjoying the work and performances of fellow students.
Leading the technical and creative teams that mount every School theatre production, students assist the Head of Drama in works that he directs and under his guidance, direct their own productions. Senior students mastermind every aspect of the annual production of the School Shakespeare Society (the oldest in the country). Drama and music enthusiasts combine their talents, putting on the annual School musical which plays to packed houses.
Sixth Form artists work with a rich diversity of media and techniques to produce displays throughout the School. They exhibit and discuss their latest work at evening shows. Also, students collaborate to produce sets, and sometimes costumes, for the School theatre productions.
Sixth Form musicians make the most significant contributions to Hurst’s flourishing musical life – forming bands and ensembles, arranging formal and informal performances and concerts, singing in choirs, mentoring younger pupils and organising the House entries in the School’s hotly contested annual House Music Competition.
Some students may have had little experience of dance. Every year, however, informal dance classes are full of Sixth Form students eager to take the opportunity to learn exciting contemporary dance. Troupes are formed, senior dancers tutor the less experienced and performances within the School and in the local community draw enthusiastic audiences.
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The Winners' Concert
The Solo Music Competition closed with its winners performing a special concert to celebrate the musical quality throughout the Prep and Senior Schools.
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Visitors welcomed to Physical Theatre Workshop
Pupils from Hurst and Great Ballard School joined for a Physical Theatre workshop at the College.
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