The universal view on last night's pop concert was that it was one of the best in recent times. The concert is almost entirely pupil-led - not only are all the performers students, but so are all the sound/lighting/technical crew. The programme is put together and publicised by the pupils, and it is entirely down to them to rehearse and organise themselves for the evening.
The rain was threatening, and the ground somewhat soggy, but the one brief (but heavy) downpour did little to dampen spirits. The crowd were all good humoured, and more numerous than last year - word is getting round!
As in previous years, performances were from pupils across the year groups. Sam Morris (G 5), Tom Lloyd (Rt 5) and Ed Shawe-Taylor (O 5) warmed the crowd up, Will Hargreaves (SH 4) and Julian Chesshire (SH 3) showed that there is talent to look forward to in future years, and Daisy McConnell and Sienna Holmes (both EDH L6) showed how much talent this year's Sixth Form intake has. Ali Webb (S L6) was typically superb, and Charlie Straw (S U6) 'got the crowd pulsating' - according to Mr. Bell. A great way to go out!
The performances were all strong, and the sound quality was undoubtedly the best yet.
Pupils were going round with buckets, collecting for their chosen charity, Motor Neurone Disease Association, and they were given over £500 in total.