On Sunday afternoon, our exchange partners arrived from Chambery, French. That evening, we kicked off the tone of the week with a ghost walk, meeting at the whale-bones in the dark. Students are putting together an evening showing their creations in music, writing and art in a concert tomorrow (Friday) at 6:30pm on the Normanby site, based on gothic themes. Clair, the lady leading the ghost walk, had the students gripped with her tales and the students have written a song using elements of the stories told.
Monday was a day full of music; students created two original arrangements of pieces which relate to the theme, both of which will be performed in the concert on Friday. On Tuesday, the group took part in drama workshops focusing on gothic poetry; again, these will be performed on Friday.
Yesterday the whole group visited the village of Haworth in West Yorkshire – home of the famous Bronte sisters. They learnt a great deal about the lives of the writers and what influenced them; we had guided tours by Bronte literature experts around the Bronte Parsonage and a hike up the moor – where the students couldn’t help but break into a rendition of Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ at the top!
We are very impressed with how both French and English students involved have been conducting themselves so far – making friendships, acting with kindness towards one another and getting wholeheartedly involved in all of the activities. The concert promises to be a fantastic evening and showcase of some very creative and high standard work. We hope to see you there! All welcome.