Y11 Musicians Are Outstanding In Their Final Performances

The Y11 RSL Musicians have been working on their Live Performance exams since January.  For this exam each pupil must plan, rehearse, perform and evaluate a 10-15 minute set made up of solos and ensemble songs.  All pupils performed last week in a series of four concerts over two days, demonstrating true professionalism and excellent musicianship.

Our Y11 musicians have worked incredibly hard in preparation for their final performances and have supported each other in developing their confidence to succeed.  We are now looking forward to receiving the results in the summer.  Well done to all involved!

Battle of the Bands 2018

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Hairspray Trip Sheffields’ Lyceum Theatre

The Y10 Drama and Dance students were invited to watch Hairspray at Sheffields’ Lyceum Theatre on Thursday 1st Feb. Some of the cast were straight out of the original London stage show, so we knew it was going to be a good one. We arrived in plenty of time for ice creams and minstrels  (that was just Mrs Bittles-Kincaid).

Hairspray certainly had all the energy and buzz expected of a Broadway show. Some of our girls got very excited when Seeweed threw out some of his amazing shapes on stage.  It certainly was an all singing all dancing fabulous experience celebrating the changes of times and acceptance.  The show was full of vibrant colours, amazing dancing and spine tingly voices.

Clifton Community School presents Return to the Forbidden Planet!

Captain Tempest and his crew, aboard the Albatross Survey Flight Nine, find themselves drawn into a meteor storm and stranded on the plant D‘Illyria where they are reunited with an old friend Doctor Prospero. All is not as it seems as Prospero, having been betrayed by his science partner and estranged wife, Gloria, has created the formula ‘X’ Factor. Tempest and his crew must work against time to make sure their ship is saved using the powers of Prospero’s trusty robot, Ariel before they can escape the clutches of the monster of the mind that could destroy them all. 

It’s a tale of love, deceit, fear and hope and the cast have worked tirelessly to put their latest work together. This high energy show features a rocking repertoire of music from the 50s and 60s, roller-skates, a monstrous dancing crew and is littered with Shakespeare’s best loved quotes and limericks.

Guaranteed to have you laughing, crying and dancing in your seat.

Purchase your tickets from Mr. James in the editing suite.

Y8 Xmas Performance

On Monday 18th December, the whole of Y8 were involved in Christmas performances. Read more

Drumtastic 2017

A Story of Motown at RCAT

Last night 12 musicians from Y10 and Y11 visited RCAT to watch the first year L3 BTEC Music students perform their first show, ‘A Story of Motown’. The pupils were a credit to Clifton, and really enjoyed watching musicians in the next stage of their musical studies. We also had the pleasure of seeing some ex-Clifton musicians performing on stage! Pupils also had a talk from Music staff at RCAT about the L3 BTEC courses on offer to raise their aspirations.

A brilliant night, and we are looking forward to going to more shows in the future!

Dance Workshop Delivered By A Professional Practicioner From Phoenix Dance Company

As part of BTEC performing Arts Dance, the Y10’s and a few Y11’s took part in a dance workshop delivered by a professional practitioner from Phoenix Dance Company. This is a well known contemporary repertoire whose works have entertained audiences all over the world. Students studied a piece by Christopher Bruce called shadows.

All the BTEC students worked extremely hard in the workshop which lasted two and a half hours. The warm up was almost an hour long which stunned some of our students who thought it was actually the routine and not a warm up. All students learned new skills that they can take with them and use in future choreography classes. Following on from the workshop, students were invited to watch Phoenix perform at Barnsley Civic theatre.

The Year 8 Showcase

Superior Students in English

Congratulations to the new ‘Superior Students of the Week’ in English!

These students have shown consistent effort and enthusiasm in English lessons this week.  They have involved themselves with class discussions and are working hard to reach their target grades.  Well done everyone!

Mrs Mather: Ben Townend 10.3 Hassan Ali 11.6

Miss Pyott: Timea Hlavacova 7.3 Zico Barker 10.6

Miss Foster: David Zupko 7.6 Ellie Harper 11.6

Miss Wilkinson: Latifah Mehban 8.5 Tia Drabble 10.4

Mr Collinson: Alexandra Kovalova 7.2 Khalida Yshak 10.3

Miss St. Pierre: Uwais Aslam 8.1 Kamil Kracinski 9.3

Miss Stephen: Richard Eblet 7.3 Lukas Sivak 11.3

Mrs Purshouse: Ndumbey Dibba 8.2 Iveta Gaziova 10.5