Year 7 students perform in Clifton Hunter concert

Makeup artist Caeleigh Roye assisted the Year 7 drama students with the makeup for their performance.

Clifton Hunter High School Year 7 students recently had the opportunity to showcase their talents at a concert that featured dance, drama and music, all linked to “The Lion King.”

The Year 7 drama students worked intensively with teachers Nadine Thomas-Anderson and Charlotte Bhardwaj.

According to a press release, the costumes, makeup and choreography, as well as vocal and instrumental performances, were complemented by a component from the art department, which presented a collated selection of Year 7 artwork to parents and guests as they entered the building.

Head Boy Keanu Oliver and Deputy Head Girl Brianna Bodden helped host the evening, and the PTA provided refreshments.

Among the solo performers were Gabriella Best performing her own piece of music, “The World was Torn,” on the violin, YaNelli Dawkins, who delivered an emotional vocal performance of “Rise,” and Hayley Ebanks, who presented an amusing monologue which she and her mum had written called “No Broughtupsy.”

According to the release, the Year 7 drama students worked intensively with teachers Nadine Thomas-Anderson and Charlotte Bhardwaj. They had six weeks to learn their lines and develop their use of voice and characterization skills for the performance.

Caeleigh Roye helped the students with their face ‌makeup.

Building on the success of this concert, the performing arts department at Clifton Hunter hopes to put on “The Lion King” next year. Anyone interested in supporting this effort is asked to contact Ms. Thomas-Anderson or Ms. Bhardwaj at the school.

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