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'While we have time let us do good to all’. (Galatians 6:10)'

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Harris CofE Academy Year 8 students led the Anglican Academies and Secondary School Headteachers in worship for their annual conference.


Showcasing an abridged West Side Story combined with extracts of ‘The Tempest’ the students explored the theme of forgiveness moving the conference with true and remarkable stories of forgiveness.


Mrs. Harrison, Assistant Headteacher said, ‘Our students were inspirational; doing us proud! Headteachers attending the conference said they were so impressed by how the students contributed to the worship remarking too, how much passion and polish there was in the performances. We felt it was a privilege to lead the worship for a national and prestigious event.’


Just some comments from our student participants were:


‘It was great! I enjoyed rehearsing for the event and I’d love to do it again.’ - Caleb

‘I thought our time spent rehearsing the piece went really well. The performance was the best we’d ever done it!’ - Brandon

‘We enjoyed performing West Side Story. And it improved people’s confidence.’ - Hollie-Rae & Ashleigh

‘It was really fun; especially making new friends.’ - Ollie

‘We thought the cast atmosphere was amazing. And we hit higher than our expectations.’ - Kiran & Harry

‘We improved a lot over rehearsals especially with our singing.’ - Jessica