The first week of October was a dramatic one for many pupils at Abbs Cross.  Trips were organised by the English department to see performances in the West End of Othello and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  Both productions were innovative, challenging versions of texts studied in English lessons.  Pupils and staff were well entertained…

Year 11 progressed into the next round of Essex cup with a thrilling 4.3 win against Cumberland School. It was a competitive game and end to end from the first whistle. Huge credit to the Abbs players for coming back from 3.2 down to win and score the winning goal in the last 2 minutes…

On Wednesday 4th October, Year 10 and 11 visited The Ambassador’s Theatre to see The National Youth Company’s performance of Jekyll and Hyde. The updated and modified version of the novella told the story of Harriet Jekyll, the widow of Dr Henry Jekyll. The play brought Victorian England and contemporary Soho together to demonstrate the…

English National Ballet: Premier of Giselle and Workshop ‘An electrifying triumph.  Staggeringly beautiful and utterly devastating: you must see this ballet!’ Daily Express ***** ‘A masterpiece of 21st century dance.’ Mail On Sunday ***** On Tuesday 19th September, 18 students (part of year 11 GCSE dance and AX Dance Company), were lucky enough to receive…

148 students set off to see the breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects and lavish costumes of Aladdin The Musical, on Thursday 5th October 2017. Students were amazed by the complexity and range of dance styles within the musical and the orchestra really did bring the magic of Disney’s Aladdin to life on the Prince Edward…

The following poems about freedom were read and discussed in all lessons throughout National Poetry Day on Thursday 29th September. Period 1: Free as the Wind by Liz Brownlee It’s slight and likes to infiltrate makes supple grasses susurrate   it’s heavy and ready to hurricane power the storm clouds splatter the rain   it…