Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures, activities here at school let us know that we are well and truly in the midst of the autumn term. The college is abuzz with busyness as learning, performance, sport, visits and special events are all racing along, creating one of the busiest terms of the year.
Whilst the weather may be more like May than November, nature’s beautiful colours that can be seen in-and-around our campus are a treat for the eyes.
Last week saw a number of our partner colleges visit us to meet with our 6th form students who are preparing for their transitions to pastures new next summer. Photos from what was a hugely successful and enjoyable visit were posted on our Twitter feed and can be found at @ellesmereleic.
Tomorrow (Friday 13th) sees the return of the bi-annual Children in Need charity fundraising day. Ellesmere always looks forward to this day and as ever staff and students will be throwing themselves into a number of events and activities to raise funds and have a load of fun!
One of the most-keenly anticipated CIN events is the staff Lip-Sync battle. We have quite a range of ‘artistes’ performing, from Katy Perry, to Bon Jovi, the Spice Girls to the Blues Brothers! It should put a smile on everyone’s faces and, more importantly, raise money for Children in Need.
Ellesmere students recently joined a cast of 180 young people at The Curve theatre in Leicester in a performance of Strictly in Union, a show celebrating the Rugby World Cup coming to England and the many countries and cultures that are part of this marvellous sporting spectacle. Argentinian Tango, Waltzing Matilda and the fearsome Haka were brought to life in a truly unique, powerful and moving way.
The performances were a real showcase of the talents of young disabled people from all over the county. The confidence, sensitivity, lack of inhibition and fun bring a refreshing perspective to these dance performances.