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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Our summer show this year will be The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe directed by Head of Drama Andrew English.

This performance will be based on the dramatisation of this well loved C S Lewis tale by Adrian Mitchell.

The Stage refers to this work as “this classic has all the right elements not only to […]

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Westonbirt Drama impress high profile audience

Westonbirt Sixth Form Drama students presented a gala performance of their final devised piece for A Level Theatre Studies, The beauty of Courage this month. Among the audience was acclaimed British actor Andrew Lincoln, who said of the performance;

“It was a brilliant play written by the actors themselves that combined poetry, movement and music to […]

By |April 27th, 2017|Charity, Drama Production, Events, Senior School, Visitors, Westonbirt Events|Comments Off on Westonbirt Drama impress high profile audience

Westonbirt Equestrian Team 5th in England in 90cm class!

Well what a weekend for our fabulous Westonbirt Equestrian Team last week! Our team of four riders entered the National Schools Equestrian Association County Show Jumping Championships at Bury Farm, Buckinghamshire.

Jumping in the 90cm Class, having won the county qualifier at West Wilts, Westonbirt was now representing Gloucestershire County at the Championships. The team did […]

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Join us at Gloucestershire Festival of Polo

We will be having our annual stand at this lovely summer event!

Come and have a chat about Westonbirt School and Westonbirt Prep over a glass of bubbly and some strawberries and watch the fast paced, exciting polo matches during the afternoon.

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Triple Success for Year 8 Pupil

Year 8 pupil Jemima has had an extremely successful term after gaining her ABRSM Grade 8 Violin examination with a staggering 144 marks out of a possible 150, a definite Distinction!

Jemima, who has been playing the violin since the age of three, plays in the under 13 National Children’s Orchestra and will be playing in […]

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Jazz on the Lawn

Sunday 21st May 2017

Come with a picnic and listen to live Jazz from The Cate Cody Quartet performing sophisticated vocal jazz led by Cate Cody – one of the UK’s finest jazz singers. Cate’s swinging band features some of the UK’s top jazz musicians playing songs and ballads from the Great American Songbook including music […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Events, Music, Prep School, Senior School, Visitors, Westonbirt Events|Comments Off on Jazz on the Lawn

Midsomerset Festival Success

Last week the Drama Department had a wonderful week at the 116th Mid-Somerset Festival of Music, Speech, Drama and Creative Writing. The annual festival, held in Bath, features classes for a myriad of acting skills: from verse speaking, Shakespeare, mime and even memorised Dickens’ prose! In total thirty-nine girls across Years 7 – 13 took […]

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Visit to Fujimigaoka school in Tokyo

Westonbirt Headmistress, Natasha Dangerfield was lucky to visit one of our sister schools recently, Fujimigaoka school in Tokyo. and reflects on her visit there and, their return visit to Westonbirt in March.

They shared with us an ethos in our education models for girls in the 21st century over lunch. It is always very empowering to […]

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Picnic in the Park live music event

On the 20th May we are hosting our annual live music event, Picnic in the Park. This will begin in the morning with FREE music workshops for children aged 7-12 yrs who will be able to have a go at African Drumming, Samba Drumming, Storytelling or Singing with our professional music teachers.

At 12.20pm, the children […]

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Westonbirt works with the Kate McGrath school, Sierra Leone

I have recently had a most incredible experience travelling to support a girls’ school in Sierra Leone. Working with our Deputy Pastoral, Jenny Price, our destination Bo, is a fairly central township and well served by a recently tarmacked road from the capital, Freetown. Freetown is very much indicative of all the country has to […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Music, Senior School, Sport|Comments Off on Westonbirt works with the Kate McGrath school, Sierra Leone