School Spotlight - Pocklington School

Students performed for two nights in a variety of styles.
Students performed for two nights in a variety of styles.

The strong and varied musical talents of Pocklington School’s pupils were showcased during the Sixth Form-led House Music Festival at the School’s Tom Stoppard Theatre.

Pupils from each of the School’s four houses picked music and practised among themselves before performing for two nights in a variety of styles in front of packed audiences and a judging panel.

Superheroes take centre stage.

Superheroes take centre stage.

Wilberforce House’s repertoire included a beautiful rendition of Theme from Schindler’s List with an emotive violin solo by Harry Kneeshaw, which was voted the best individual item.

Dolman House showed great voice control with their two choral pieces: the tender Remember Me and a lively Praise You.

Hutton House’s performance included The Pink Panther Theme, complete with a prowling, triangle-playing panther.

Gruggen House, who were declared the overall winners, rounded off their performance with the Grease classic, You’re the one that I want, when the enthusiasm of everyone captivated the entire audience.

Students raise their arms in unison at the House Music Festival.

Students raise their arms in unison at the House Music Festival.

Pocklington School will be holding an Open Morning on Saturday 3 March between 9am and noon.

Pocklington Prep School is set to host its very popular Easter Egg Hunt aimed at children between two and five years old next month.

This will take place on Saturday 17 March (10am to 11.30am) and is free to attend. Call Gemma Briggs on 01759 321228 for more details.

A Pink Lady in Gruggen House's performance of Grease.

A Pink Lady in Gruggen House's performance of Grease.

Pocklington students showcased their musical talents.

Pocklington students showcased their musical talents.

Pupils played in front of a packed audience and a judging panel.

Pupils played in front of a packed audience and a judging panel.