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News Archive - July 2016

Farewell and Thank you for the music

Posted: 4th July 2016
It was with heavy hearts that students and parents in the audience said farewell to Mrs Turnbull, Head of Music, at the recent concert. Mrs Turnbull has been at the school since 1998 and has organised many, many concerts in which students have had the opportunity to show off their musical talents. She has also led the school orchestra in accompaniment to many a Drama Club show, including Billy Elliott, Peter Pan, The Lark and numerous others. For her final Summer Concert, eleven former members of the school orchestra surprised Mrs Turnbull in an emotional reunion which she'll never forget. They all brought along their instruments, including cellos, bassoon, flutes, clarinets, trumpet and trombone, and joined the orchestra in playing three pieces during the concert. Several of the surprise guests also gave a boost to the choir in singing their favourite song "Vois Sur Ton Chemin". The plan was initiated by Mrs Boulton and Ms Ratcliffe, and involved subterfuge on a grand scale as the secret musici...

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Kings and Queens of the Prom

Posted: 4th July 2016
Year 11 students marked the end of their time here at Braunton Academy with the annual Prom. This year saw a change of venue, with the celebrations taking place at The Barnstaple Hotel, and also the introduction of a more formal style. A two-course meal was served in the Arlington Suite, with students sitting in groups of ten or twelve, followed by a disco. As usual, everyone scrubbed up really well, and the array of colour and style was stupendous. Luckily, the weather was bright, if rather breezy, which made for some fantastic photographic opportunities for friends and family who crowded outside the hotel to view the arrivals. The final chance for this year group to be together will be at the Annual Presentation of Prizes and Awards in November. Until then, all of us at Braunton Academy wish all the leavers our very best wishes for the future.

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