Schools Will Rock You

The Anglo’s recent production of Schools Will Rock You unwrapped like a delicious box of chocolates; with a treat for everyone. The juke box musical, based on the songs of rock super group Queen, leads the audience into a futuristic world where the magic of music is lost through mass production and then rediscovered.

With spectacular lighting and sound bursting from every corner of the hall, this unique production, set across 3 stages, had the audience of parents, staff and pupils mesmerised from the start as they feasted on an impressive array of singing and dancing. Presented over 4 evenings and with 2 different casts for the lead roles all students from Years 8 to U6th got the opportunity to perform in the dazzling production. With students singing and dancing on scaffolding high above the audience there really was a sense that something very special was happening. The tremendous hard work and creativity of staff and students shows that Anglo really can say ‘We are the Champions’. 

25th annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party

On Tuesday 10th December, the Upper Sixth Community group hosted the 25th annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party.

Record numbers attended and guests were treated to a festive afternoon tea (with generous additions of sherry and mulled wine!)  before being entertained by students with performances including extracts from our very successful, recent production of “Schools Will Rock You”.

Thanks to the generosity of parents, students, friends of the school and local businesses (Including-Just Pampered, The Blue Strawberry and Livingmind.co.uk), all our guests left with an early Christmas present and a wine bottle charm, made by one of our staff as a souvenir of the day.

“Let the Adventure Begin” kindly lent us a sweet cart to enable guests could choose from a selection of old fashioned penny sweets followed by an impressive selection of sandwiches, cakes and treats which our students had prepared for them.

The event finished with a sing-a-long to well-known Christmas carols. We have had the most fantastic response from our guests and their families who clearly thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon with their Anglo Community Family. One guest even took to the stage to congratulate the students on their hard work and several guests left saying “same time next year”. If you are a member of the Ingatestone, Mountnessing and Margaretting Senior Citizen community and would be interested in attending our community events including Community lectures, Silver Surfers or annual festivities like the Christmas party, please contact enquiries@aesessex.co.uk  and we will ensure information about 2020 events are circulated to you.