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The Bridge (Year 7)

A Year in The Bridge ​

Part of school life at The Bridge is participation in a wide range of experiences to develop our pupils both academically and socially. Activities include extending academic interests, sports, performing arts, community projects and the media, preserving the environment and student leadership. Students participate in the annual ‘Bridge Performance’. Past performances include ‘Grease’ In 2014, ‘Wizard of Oz’ in 2015, ‘Annie’ in 2016, ‘Aladdin’ in 2017, 'Bugsy Malone' in 2018, 'Beauty and the Beast' in 2019, 'Matilda' in 2022 and 'The Lion King Jr' in 2023.

Year 7 students took to the stage in The Lion King Junior - 
The Musical. 
They worked so hard and showed such passion and determination. 
The cast performed to a sell-out audience over two nights and every student involved rose to the occasion. 
There was so much talent on stage - it was hard to believe these students are eleven and twelve years old with only five weeks worth of rehearsals under their belt!

The finale show was complimented with a joint performance with the original Simba from London's West End, Roger Wright - a truly emotional performance. 
A massive well done to all - a very proud Performing Arts department! 
                                            Miss Walsh, Leader of Performing Arts 


Comments from Year 7 students from the cast of 'Matilda Jr' in 2022:

Hello, my name is Izzy, and I was picked to be the lead role, Matilda. This experience has made unbreakable friendships and I have grown a lot in confidence as a person. I have really enjoyed this experience and have improved on my acting, singing and dancing skills. This will take me further on in life and one day, I might even become a famous actor.                                                  

                                                                          Izzy Wheeler - Matilda 

This whole show experience has changed my life. It has made me realise what I want to do in my future. I always thought that I would never have the confidence to stand up in front of a crowd and perform, but thanks to all the support around me I was able to do this. 
A special thanks to Miss Karolina, Miss Danni and especially to Miss Kelly. 
                                                                                                                                                        Ella - Adora Adejinmi - Miss Trunchbull