DASP First Schools Concert
In June 2007, the DASP First Schools concerts were a huge success. The event was split into two evenings, with different schools performing each night and the venue was St Osmund's Middle School Sports Hall. Liz Adams and the DASP Music Service, made sure the evening was a triumph and schools worked hard to ensure that their performances were well rehearsed. The theme was of wartime Britain and the plight of refugees.
Each school performed a couple of individual songs or instrumental pieces and then, in between this, were ensemble performances, leading up to a grand finale. There was also a finale of 50s rock and roll dancing from some of the schools. Teachers, Students and the DASP Music Service should be very proud of a wonderful show.
Sunday 1st July saw the DASP Prom concert, held in the Marquee at Thomas Hardye School. Children from First, Middle and Upper School performed a wide range of music. A packed audience, on a windy evening, showed their appreciation of the young peoples marvellous efforts.
The evening also saw the presentation of the first DASP Citizen awards. The culmination of a years work by staff and students, the awards rewarded children who have made a positive impact on their school community. Peter Farrington, DASP Director, and Anne Clarke, Head of Broadmayne First presented the shields and badges to the winnners.
DASP at Carey Outdoor Centre
Eleven of the DASP First Schools attended Carey Outdoor Education Centre in June, an annual event that has always been a huge success. Blessed with better weather than last year, the children enjoyed a range of activities and experiences. With nearly 200 Year 4 children attending, it is a great demonstration of DASP schools working together.