Busy and Musical Easter 2012

The School has recently been alive to the sound of music as members of the Easter Orchestral Society have been rehearsing in the School atmospheric ‘Big School’. While most schools close down during the holidays, the School plays host to a multitude of clients.  The School also offers multi-activity courses and intensive sports academy coaching for children aged eight to eighteen.

By operating throughout the year, the School provides valuable employment and the local economy is also given a boost with clients coming from the length and breadth of the country to stay in the tranquil surroundings.

The Easter Orchestral Society (formerly known as York Orchestral Course Society) have been busy practicing pieces by Sir William Walton, Rautavaara and Bartok to name but a few. The society states on its website, “The aim of the course is not only to tackle repertoire that most amateurs do not normally get the opportunity to play, but just as importantly to have fun socialising and playing.” Warren Temple, the Society’s Chair said, “the School can’t do enough to accommodate the Orchestra and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. The school is fabulous for what we need and the participants have said this has been their best year yet.”

Also returning for the third time to use the School’s facilities this Easter have been the Welsh Airgun Association who held the annual North Wales Airgun Open in the sports hall. Over thirty competitors from all over the country took part in the Tournament. Bob Blake, the WAA’s Chairman, said, “we have found Ellesmere to be in an ideal location for our first venture outside Wales. It’s ideally placed for people to come from all over the country.”

This Easter the School has made use of the good weather at the start of the holiday with over seventy children taking part in sports camps including tennis, cricket and a rugby camp which is a course run by an Old Ellesmerian. A group of children aged between 8 and 13 have also been taking part in the ever popular multi activities courses which involves traditional sports such as basketball, cricket and dodge ball as well as more unusual activities like tri-ball and 4-square, plus drama and arts and crafts.

20th September 2012  Back to News