On Tuesday the 12th of December 2017 the music department conducted our annual ‘Charity Enfield Town Busking Tour’. This is a tour consisting of playing in Palace Gardens for two hours (in the freezing cold) with the final hour (and the chance of some warmth) in Waitrose.
Every year the musicianship gets better, and every year the day on which we perfrom gets colder and colder. Our boys were amazing! Three hours in the cold to raise money for a good cause, bashing, plucking and blowing the christmas cheer into the hearts of the passers by.
We are please to announce that this year we raised a total of £513.70 for our chosen charity, MIND – a charity supporting mental health. A huge thank you goes to Palace Gardens and Waitrose for supporting this event, the genorosity of the public in Enfield Town and to the boys themselves for all their hard work.
For more information or support with mental health issues, please see the link below.
Okay, creative use of grammar aside, this year’s Christmas concert was awesome! The hall was packed with friends and families, students and teachers all excited to celebrate the festive season. We had over twenty different acts performing a whole host of genres including carols for audience participation.
The highlight of the show was a guest appearance from the Big Man himself… Santa! We still don’t know where Mr Ness was during this guest appearance but we know he was very sad that he missed St Nick’s rendition of ‘Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho’.
If any of the audience took photos we’d love to see them, but in the meantime check out the photo gallery.
We hope you all have a lovely break – the Music Team
Congratulation to Sean Sinanan and Michael Bakare who have made it through to the second round of the English Speaking Union’s School’s Mace Debate Competition after competing against other schools in Enfield. They will now debate with schools in North London for a place in the Regional Finals.
On Thursday 29th of November The EGS music department took a group of students to attend a violin masterclass with the amazing Jeanine Thorpe at Mount House School in Hadley Wood.
Our students had the unique chance to get 1:1 advice from Jeanine -within minutes of working with her, the students had noticeably improved and they each left the session with some important practice points.
The day was capped off by an incredible show of virtuosity, musicality and passion displayed by Jeanine in an evening recital.
As we returned to school we were all left with a sense of bemusement, enthusiasm and inspiration.
It was a trip we will not be forgetting for quite a while.
The Local Final of a national cooking competition, ‘FutureChef’, was held on the 1st December at Barnet & Southgate College. Jacob Persaud, 10U and Christopher Constantinou, 10S competed against other students in the local area, with Christopher winning second place. The boys had to prepare and cook a hot main course and dessert for two people, within a budget of £7.00.