My First Rock Challenge Danceathon

The Danceathon was a great success, with nearly everyone dancing for the majority of the 24 hours.  Girls and boys of all different ages and abilities took part.  We started off being split into three different teams which meant that we were able to take breaks whilst other people could carry on dancing.

The first half an hour was a fast moving, energetic Zumba class for parents and students.  After the parents had left, we carried on dancing without stopping until they came to collect us at 7pm Saturday night.

There were different workshops throughout the night and the following day.  My favourite workshop was run by Dani and John whose workshop was a jazz style dance and was great fun.

We were allowed to have a few hours’ sleep on the gym floor, which was hard and cold.  At about 3:00am in the morning, I was woken up for an exciting Bollywood style dance which was brilliant to perform and totally different to my normal style of dance.

The atmosphere was great throughout the 24 hours and we all shared a real sense of achievement as we pushed ourselves to our limits.

By the end of Danceathon, we had managed to nearly complete a winning dance routine for the next Rock challenge, which is going to be amazing!

At the end when everyone was exhausted and the parents had arrived to take us home, we took part in a cool down dance of “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”.

We finished by counting down the last few seconds with the parents joining in and clapping.

Thank you so much to all the teachers and staff for putting their time and effort into Danceathon 2015.

Official opening of Courtyard Block by Sir Peter Bottomley

Wednesday the 30th September saw the school’s senior staff members, senior students and a selection of Year 8 students take part in the grand opening of the new block. Many important people attended, from the architects and project managers of the build, to the MP of Worthing, Sir Peter Bottomley, who cut the ribbon to officially declare the new block open. The evening concluded with a small tour and photos from the local papers. A superb way to recognise the huge ways in which our school is improving!