The BHGS International Club enjoys a workshop run by the ZooNation Dance Company.
On 7 October 2022, 20+ members of the International Club and a representative from the Diversity Committee trouped into the dance studio for a very special event. Xsia Blair, who has danced with Kate Prince’s ZooNation Dance Ensemble, ran a bespoke workshop. The theme of the workshop was ‘Message in a Bottle’, based on one of the dance company’s recent productions. The ‘Message in a Bottle’ theme was chosen as it seemed relevant to the International Club students, with its focus on ‘displacement, immigration and survival’. Ideas that are familiar to many club members. In preparation for the event, the students created their own decorative mini bottles, as well as writing messages for a bottle that the group are hoping the Y10 geographers among them will throw into the sea on their geography field trip next spring. The club members also decorated a bottle light as a gift for Xsia. During the afternoon, the International Club members were taught a dance from ZooNation’s ‘Message in a Bottle’ show. Marinela Covaci described the afternoon as ‘amazing!’, while International club members including Hilary Lau, Nourya Mukoko, Jolie Kwan, Heather Lau and Natalie Sui said that it was great fun. Ranya Asad and Luysa Timerman also enjoyed learning all the new moves. This admiration was not all one-sided. On leaving Xsia, the workshop leader, mentioned how much she had enjoyed teaching the students and that she would love to run more workshops at BHGS.
We’d like to thank Mrs Neesham for her dedication to our students, and her efforts and thoughtfulness in providing them with this fabulous opportunity.