Queen Mary’s House Show Goes Digital and Raises Over £600 for Charity
The Queen Mary’s School community has come together to organise a Virtual House Show. What is known as the wackiest and wildest House competition of the year was taken into the virtual world providing a fantastic opportunity to promote teamwork, keep community spirit high and raise money for charity.
The girls were tasked to create content for an extraordinary video. The theme was a certain letter of the alphabet for each House to interpret in any way they wished.
There was everything from dancing with dogs, a news broadcast with Dolly Parton to Britain’s Got Talent, gymnastic tricks on horses and more.
The girls in Year 10 successfully brainstormed ideas and organised all the year groups (Years 3 – 11) and some staff to submit videos which were then edited to create their House Show. Rosemary in Year 10 was thrilled to be part of it: “It was amazing to be involved and I learnt a great deal about overcoming the additional challenges to organise an event online. We learnt to negotiate, lead and present ideas.”
Thank you to the judges, West End performer and Principal of DPTA theatre school, Damien Poole and the first female Yeoman Warder of the Tower of London, Moira Cameron. They were looking for creativity, presentation, choreography and star quality which they saw throughout the show. Moira Cameron said “the standard was so high”.
Instead of the usual ticket sales, viewers pledged donations of over £600 to Queen Mary’s elected School Charity of the Year, Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.
Carole Cameron, Head of Queen Mary’s was delighted: “I am so proud of everyone involved. Our successful Home Learning Programme continues to be really well received. Alongside live lessons, tutor times and extra-curricular activities, events like the Virtual House Show add colour to our programme and allow our girls to enjoy more informal activities and interactions with others.”