CDS Arts Festival 2023Posted on: 13/07/2023
CDS once again opened its doors to host its Annual Arts Festival!
Year 10 drama pupils presented performances from “Hard to Swallow” by Mark Wheeler, a story of a young girl’s fight with anorexia nervosa. This was part of their GCSE controlled assessment and the audience was deeply moved by the dramatisation of this challenging subject. Performances were outstanding and highly emotive.
Dance, music and drama club pupils performed a variety of solo, duet and ensemble pieces. “Poet’s Corner” in the Heart gave us talented pupils from the English and Languages departments reciting poetry in English, Japanese, Spanish, French and German. Delightful and tasty canapes created and served by Hospitality pupils, skilfully overseen by Mrs Naylor, Mrs Grossmith and Ms Williams.
Outstanding exhibition work, in art, photography, textiles and engineering adorned the School’s “gallery” in the Theatre and the School’s VI Unit opened its doors to demonstrate the equipment it uses to aid the learning of its visually impaired students.
Special guests included The Mayor of Broadstairs, Councillor Kristian Bright along with Governors and current, and future, families and pupils. The School would like to thank all of its supporters for attending this special event.
The generosity of the School’s supporters this year has been overwhelming. Grateful thanks go to: The Schoolwear Centre; Independent Catering; Pauline Quirke Acadamy; ClipnClimb; Copy Shop, Broadstairs; The Crab Museum; Dover Transport Museum; Elev8; Kent Life; Margate Caves; Margate Shell Grotto; Monkton Nature Reserve; Ramsgate Leisure Centre; Revolution Skatepark; Westminster Abbey; Lilliputt Crazy Golf.
CDS would like to thank its staff and parents/carers for their continuing support in inspiring the pupils to excel in all of these areas of creativity.