As Year 9 students tuned their violins, the whole School Choir practised scales and the Student Council hosts tested their mics, BSG Secondary eagerly awaited the School Talent Show: ‘The Peace Project’
Student Council planned the event with three clear goals in mind:
- raise money for Street Child United and charities supporting Ukraine;
- spread the message of peace and promote unity through music;
- showcase the unique and extraordinary talents of the BSG student body.
Without a doubt, all of the students and staff involved achieved their aims. The show was spectacular and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The event began with an introduction from the Head of Student Council, a Year 12 student who both organised the event and sang an enchanting version of ‘Vincent’ by Don McClean, accompanied by David Duffy, our private music lessons teacher.
There were twenty performances which ranged from ukelele and clarinet solos; dance acts; Rubik’s Cube-solving; gymnastics routines; speeches; group and individual songs; a musical speed sketch and an engaging presentation of ‘Music through the Ages’ including soundbites from each decade in the 21st century which was sung and performed by a very talented Year 8 student. The energy in the room was electric, with audience participation and encouragement for every performer.
After two years of Covid restrictions, this event was a joyous occasion for all of Secondary to celebrate our student talent and to promote peace through music and expression. The Student Council worked hard designing the talent sign-up sheets, auditions, posters and art to promote the event, as well as raising over 100 CHF for our school charities illustrating how our school is fostering the individual talents of students and creating confident individuals and responsible citizens.
Well done, Student Council and the performers!