Berkhamsted school stages concert

Bridgewater Middle School concert
Bridgewater Middle School concert
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Bridgewater Middle School staged a concert for its parents and friends on Thursday.

More than 200 pupils of the school in Bridle Way, Berkhamsted, took part. There were soloists, duet acts, three orchestras and a choir of 120, conducted by its head of music Rosie Coupe.

Year 8 students Louis Martin-Huke and Anna Perry compered the event and the Bridgewater Boys did a dance rendition of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now while dressed as sportsmen.

Other songs performed during the event at nearby Ashlyns School’s chapel included I Vow to Thee My Country and Land of Hope and Glory.

Headteacher Rachel Swaffield said: “I was so proud of the pupils and all the hard work they put in practising for what was a fantastic start to the Jubilee celebrations.”

In other news, the liner of one of the school’s ponds has been replaced with a £250 cheque from Santander – which will also pay for new pond plants.

Ten volunteers from the bank, led by Fiona Page, one of the school’s governors, took a day out to carry out the work.

Rachel Swaffield said: “It has been some years since the pond has been useable so we are thrilled to have it up and running again.”

It will be used by the school’s environment club and during science lessons.