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Mooting Competition Bea

Mooting Success - posted 22nd March

Sixth former Bea Harmston recently took part in the final of a Mooting Competition run by Big Voice London, in association with the UK Supreme Court. The competition has been running since 2011, with students paired up with Bar Professional Training Course students, who act as ‘Mooting Mentors’. This structure enables students to not only experience court advocacy for the first time, but also helps them to develop their knowledge of the law and their communication skills, with the help of those already pursing a career in law.

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Percy Jackson Escape Room

Did you escape the Percy Jackson Escape Room? - posted 12th February

On Thursday 11th February, hundreds of members of the Bishop Luffa community, including staff, pupils and their families, came together (virtually of course!) to take part in an online Escape Room based around the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan. This is a great series for Year 7 and up featuring an ordinary teenage boy in modern day America who discovers he has a Greek God for a father and is given a dangerous quest to find Zeus's stolen lightning bolt. Some teams were astonishingly fast and must have used some good guesswork and a bit of luck to finish so quickly - well done to the Escape Pees! The fiendish puzzles were put together by Mrs Shuttleworth from the Library team. Our library has managed to operate a book borrowing service in school this year but we haven't been able to put on the events and activities we would usually be doing; and we are very much missing sharing these experiences and excitement around stories. The Escape Room proved that you don't all need to be in the same place to do this and we've had some really positive feedback from the teams that took part. We hope this won't be the last event like this we do - watch this space!

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Pinocchio

Past and present students tread the boards in ‘Pinocchio’ at Chichester Festival Theatre - posted 6th January

As someone loves theatre and live performance, I was overjoyed at the prospect of sitting in the audience to watch Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s brand new version of ‘Pinocchio’. I managed to watch Team FOX live and I am so proud of all our talented Bishop Luffa students (past and present) who performed in this heart-warming show. The announcement of the new Tier 4 restrictions sadly meant that from Boxing Day all remaining performances would move online. This meant that I could watch Team CAT a week later from the comfort of my own sofa! All students in both Team CAT and Team FOX were fantastic and their passion and dedication shone out for all to see. Well done to all of you!

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Dance A Level Website

A level Dancers work with Morvell Dance - posted 4th December

As part of the A-Level Dance course we are required to present a high-quality performance piece as a group. Over the course of two full day workshops, Amy Morvell of Morvell Dance has choreographed a contemporary dance piece that reflects the strong sense of unity and identity, as individuals and as a team. During the choreographic process we discovered new ways of manoeuvring our bodies and interacting with the music, the space and each other; paired with technique and emotion. The choreography is challenging yet exciting to perform. It was a really valuable and inspiring experience for all of us and seeing Amy’s own unique and compelling style was a fantastic opportunity to grow as dancers.

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