LGBT History Month

Throughout February we are celebrating LGBT History Month along with the rest of the country.

Miss Casey launched our celebration with an assembly about accepting others and our differences. We are building on our understanding of what LGBT means. Miss Casey has challenged all pupils to think about the words we say to people and stop using gay as an insulting word.

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We are going to be looking at LGBT people through some of our other subjects. There is even a display in The Pit of famous LGBT artists throughout history.

We pride ourselves on accepting people for who they are at The Valley and are excited to develop our understanding of LGBT people and issues over the course of this month and throughout the year.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Visit

On Wednesday 18th January, 12 pupils from 3B & 3C headed to The Camden Roundhouse to watch the Zoonation and Royal Ballet performance of Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

The trip was eventful from the start, with the minibus tyre bursting on the A1! Our pupils were fantastic and worked really well as a team to keep everybody safe whilst we waited for the AA to arrive.

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We got to watch the man from the AA change a tyre and even got to meet two Highway Patrol Officers. Ms Adamson was the most excited about this bit!

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We were determined to still make it to the show and arrived with 10 minutes to spare!  We were allowed to go into the theatre through the Stage Door, which was very exciting!  Once inside, we bought programmes and got ready for the show to start.

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The show was fantastic! There was lots of dancing, some acting and a live band. It was a really interesting take on the Alice in Wonderland story and we all really enjoyed it. During the interval, we went to the café to get a drink and a snack. The lady working in the café told Ms Adamson how impressed she was with us all and how polite we were.

Here’s what we had to say about the show:

“It was really good, I liked it. The beginning of the show the characters were dancing and the light was shining on them. My favourites were The Mad Hatter and Alice.” – Crystal

“The best show I’ve ever seen.” – Ellie

“It was AMAZING! It was good because it had a great story and really good dancing as well.” – Kiefer