CDS Arts Festival 2022Posted on: 30/06/2022
CDS once again hosted its Annual Arts Festival, the first since 2019 and it was wonderful for the school open the doors to showcase the amazing talents of its students.
Key Stage 4 students from across the Drama department shared a range of monologue and duologue performances from GCSE and BTEC set texts like ‘An Inspector Calls’ ‘DNA’ and ‘Blood Brothers’, as well as challenging subject matter on teenage cancer and relationships. Year 7 students showcased their talents from their classwork this term, performing extracts from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
Dance performances displayed a collection of work from all year groups across CDS. Year 7 students performed repertoire from BalletBoyz ‘Young Men’; Year 8 performed contemporary solos and the Key Stage 4 students performed ensemble pieces from a diverse range of styles.
Reception guests were entertained by the School’s talented music students whilst sampling the delightful and tasty canapes created, and served, by students studying Hospitality & Catering, skilfully overseen by Mrs Naylor and Miss Williams.
Outstanding work from students in Art and Engineering was on display in the Theatre and the School’s VI Unit also opened its doors to demonstrate the equipment it uses to aid the learning of its visually impaired students. The Brilliant Club students talked to visitors about their academic work on this programme and of their remarkable achievements.
Special guests included The Mayor, Councillor Dexter, and his Lady Mayoress who were toured by the School’s head students. The School would like to thank all of its supporters, parents, friends and students for attending this special event.
The generosity of sponsors this year has been overwhelming and means that Showcase Awards can be presented to all students for their outstanding contribution to the event. They all worked extremely hard to ensure the success of this year’s Arts Festival and awards this year will be presented in the end of year assembly.
Appreciative thanks go to our sponsors this year: Westwood Cross; Independent Catering; Hornby Hobbies; Pauline Quirke Academy; Drink Warehouse UK; Revolution Skatepark; Seaward Copy Shop; Quex Park, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve; Kaspa’s; Clip n Climb Thanet and Original Artworks, for all of their donations towards this event.
CDS would like to thank all staff, friends, and parents for their continuing support in inspiring the students to do their very best, and to excel in their given field.