Mayville Helped Make History at #DDay75

Not even rain and high winds could stop 1000 children, including Junior pupils from Mayville High School taking part in their performance of a special composition for #D-Day75 on Southsea Common this morning. Pupils had to be moved from #DDay75 stage to a marquee due to high winds. The pupils then sang '6 June 1944', a brand new song which remembers the courage and commitment made by so many on D-Day. The event was organised by the Portsmouth Music Hub, and the song conducted by @MajHuwWilliams, Director of Music Training at the Royal Marine School of Music. Well done everyone. Incredible effort. Wonderful memories. Mayville was proud to be part of it.

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Eco Car

Mayville’s Eco Car team did fantastically well in the Green Power F24 Competition at Goodwood. Out of a field of 40, Mayville’s team consisting of William, Jacob, Jed and Dylan, came in 1st in their opening race and then 15th in their second. Many thanks to pupils, parents and grandparents who came along to support and help them compete.

Cricket Success

Well done Mayville cricketers. We took on Boundary Oak School in the boiling hot sun and having won the toss our captain Lenny chose to bat first first. After facing 16 overs, we managed to gain an impressive 85 runs. Lenny and Harrison were our star batsmen scoring 30 runs each. The roles then switched and the task was simple. We had 16 overs to stop the opposition from scoring more than 85 runs. Our bowling and fielding were top class and we managed to get their entire team out for 57 runs. Our wickets were taken by Freddie, Harrison, Zach, George, Harry, Lenny, Matthew and Oliver. Overall, it was a great game of cricket and a convincing win. Well done everyone.

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Harrison is following in the footsteps of International Pop Stars

Mayville's Harrison is following in the footsteps of International pop stars Sam Smith,Ollie Murs, and Pixie Lott. He has been offered a place on Charthouse Music's artist development programme after being spotted online. He also has a solo slot at Victorious Festival for the third year running on Saturday 24th August on the Strong Island Stage at 2.40pm. Congratulations Harrison.

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Preserving Mayville's Swift Community

We now have Swift boxes on the outside of Kenilworth Lodge, thanks to Dave Warner from Hampshire Swifts. Miss Flower has organised the initiative at Mayville in conjunction with him. Pupils in her class have been learning how there has been a decline in swifts due to the loss of old buildings and roof spaces over the years. There has always been a community of swifts at Mayville and these boxes situated up high will help them when they start to nest this year. We are also hoping to get mini cameras installed so they can be monitored. Let's hope Mayville can preserve the swifts that visit. What a fantastic effort.

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Brand New Performing Arts Qualifications

Today at Mayville we are launching something completely new in our Performing Arts Department. As an approved RSL centre for specialist performing arts provision #RSL, we will be offering Performing Arts Vocational Level 2 qualifications internally and also for external pupils from September 2019 #school #dance #drama.
For external pupils these classes will run after school and are open to all budding performers. These qualifications fulfil entry requirements for both academic and vocational post 16 courses (alongside GCSEs) #vocationalcourses. For more information email performingarts@mayvillehighschool.net.

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Master Classes with Wayne Sleep

We are offering our pupils the fantastic opportunity to take a master class in dance with world renowned professional Wayne Sleep. We are so excited to welcome dancer, choreographer, director and actor Wayne Sleep on Tuesday 18th June, and he will be taking Junior and Senior Jazz classes and Junior and Senior Ballet workshops. Forms have been sent out and need to be returned to the office by Friday 10th May. If you have any questions please contact c.doughty@mayvillehighschool.net

Judges Comments about ISA Drama Competition

As reported Lois won the Audrey Vowles Prize for the Best Junior Performer in the ISA Drama competition, however the judges were very complimentary about Mayville's other performers. They said in the Wizard of Oz, " The introduction of the Scare Crow and Tin Man were cleverly staged and beautifully played. The Scarecrow’s wobbly physicality was a delight. Once the Lion had appeared this happy company was well on their way to a successful trip up the Yellow Brick Road… it was a delight to see and hear young actors listening and talking to each other and sustaining their accents throughout."

Mayville's seniors actors in Blood Brothers were also praised. The judges said "Vocal clarity and energy allowed us to share every intimate moment as the ladies gave us two very assured performances. The downstage meeting of the brothers was a delightful scene. Both actors managed to convey their youth with both physical and vocal techniques and were well energised and maintained. It was a treat to witness the young cast, talking and reacting with their fellow players."

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