Students proudly performed “Hopeful for today”, illustrating the journey of a young girl who experience deprivation, bullying and neglect, making it difficult for her to access mainstream education. The play set out to demonstrate the underlining reasons for challenging behaviour, and the role of the Reintegration Service in offering hope and stability for students to progress in with their learning in a mainstream environment. Tia showcased her rapping skills alongside Shanye’s demonstrating her vocals as the leader singer in the groups version of “lean on me” “Happy days” and “Hopeful for today”. Jaughmichael and Devonte were suited and booted in a wonderful skirt and blouse as they represented Ms Peterkin and Ms Jude beautifully. Timmy put on a powerful performance as a bully, demonstrating the impact that bullying can have on young people. Ellena, a normally shy young lady, showed a more feisty side as the mother of Tia, struggling financially to support her daughter. The play was opened and closed by our very own host, Lewis. Jerome was part of the chorus, demonstrating his great singing and dancing ability.
Parents of our Reintegration Service Graduates then attended a feedback session, providing the students with the opportunity to showcase their work from the programme, as well as attending a 1:1 session with their child’s coach to receive feedback on the individual academic and character progress made.
A huge thank you goes to Ms Richards for coordinating the play and Ms Sadd for all the support she has given through the many rehearsals required in preparation for today. Ms Blake also showed off her excellent vocals in the Reintegration Service version of “Happy days”.
Great work all round.,. An amazing way to end a very successful 2016.
Ms Richards, Ms Sadd, Ms Blake, Ms Maher, Ms Van zyl, Timmy, Tia, Lewis, Devonte, Jaughmichael, Shanye and Ellena