Friday, 19 December 2014


Whilst a Nativity Play is performed every year, you can be sure it always has an unusual slant.  What was the twist this year?  It was all in German.

Starring Gromit as the baby Jesus and teachers in some A* costumes, the entertainment factor was off the scale. It was clear to see that everyone in the audience found it extremely funny, despite the slightly shaky German used!

Callum and Mrs Edwards LET IT GO!

Year 11 Callum's dreams were fulfilled today as he got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serenade the audience with Mrs Edwards.

As the music began Mrs Edwards and Callum strolled through the audience, much to their delight.   Mrs Edwards  dressed as the Snow Queen herself and  Callum as a fabulous fun-loving snowman, Olaf, were a sight to behold.

The world famous lines (that I'm sure are engraved into everyone's brains by now) to 'Let It Go' starts u on the screen.   Soon the whole crowd are joining in for the chorus and let's just say the front rows got a bit of  silly string surprise!

What good sports and what a wonderful show!

Megan Turns the Tables

When Megan Oxley performed  'Turning Tables,' by Adele, She instantlyly enchanted the audience with her amazinglyly powerful voice. Line perfect, she touched the whole school by hitting every note. What a wonderful voice and future star!!

Christmas Singalong and Marshmallow Challenge

It's always great fun  comes when the audience gets the chance to participate during the Talent Show. When it was time for the five year groups to compete against one another - with the help of the form tutors - by seeing who could sing  the 12 Days of Christmas with the most gusto, it was the young ones who rose best to the challenge.
 It was clear that Year11 were the weakest, whilst year 7 and 8 were deafening! I wouldn't be surprised if they could hear them for miles! Well done to all who lost their voices in the effort!

Much laughter took place during  The marshmallow challenge, featuring Mr Brady, Mrs Nash, Miss O'Rourke and Mr Bailey.

On came the marshmallows (the food, not the teachers!)which were shared out between the rather competitive looking contestants.

Q: How does one play?
A: Stuff the most marshmallows into your mouth BUT still be able to say  'Merry Christmas!' to win the title of Champion Marshmallow Eater.

It was a tough (but rather amusing) competition but after some heated competition and rather muffled 'Merry Christmases,' Mr Brady was crowned winner!

Good luck getting that taste out of your mouth, Sir!

Stand Up Bingo

Stand Up Bingo is an old favourite and indeed an annual event at the Talent Show.  This year the prize of £200 in vouchers ensured that virtually everyone was on their feet at the start of the event - having bought themselves at least one chance at winning first prize.

It's always amazing how quickly people are eliminated and, of course, the nearer they are to the possibility of winning, the bigger the groans they make when a number on their bingo card is called out.

This year ,first prize was claimed by a delighted  Pria  (Year 11)  whilst  Harry in Year 9 was more than happy to pick up 2nd prize.

Staff Karaoke

Whilst the audience enjoy appreciating the talents of their classmates, the highlight of the Talent Show tends to be any act where the staff take to the stage.

In true Talent Show tradition this year some brave staff staff looking slightly anxious, it must be said, faced the 900 strong audience to demonstrate their Karaoke skills.  After a bit of  confusion over the words at the beginning, they soon found their footing bursting into an enthusiastic sing along to 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!'
The crowd went wild!!

Don't look Back In Anger

Year 9's Emma, Izzi and Alistair's performance of the wonderful  Oasis tribute,  'Don't Look Back in Anger.' went down a storm.  Emma and Alistair performed fantastically whilst Izzi demonstrated an amazing voice. The put their own charming twist in the song and it is clear that the audience loved it; It just goes to show the musical talent we have here at Broughton. First, the Talent show, next Wembley Stadium!!

Up next came the year 9s Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.  The audience was treated to  more energetic dancing and effort from the year 9s and some brilliant pictures of them over the year displayed for all to see on the big screen!