William Lovell Church of England Academy Christmas Concert

Pupils and staff from William Lovell Church of England Academy would like to invite you to their upcoming Christmas Concert to enjoy a festive collection of readings, songs and scenes.  This will be held on Tuesday 13th December starting at 7pm.  Tickets are priced at £5 & £3 (concessions) – to include seasonal refreshments - and can be reserved by contacting the school in person or telephoning 01205 480352.

Presentation of Donation to Coningsby & Tattershall Branch of the Royal British Legion


 

A total of £357.13 was raised from ticket sales and donations for refreshments, which has been donated to the Coningsby and Tattershall branch of the Royal British Legion.  Mr Brian Willis, President of the Coningsby and Tattershall branch, was invited to the academy on Monday 18th July to accept the cheque.   He spoke to the students about the work of the British Legion and the type of things that the donation would be able to help support.  Mr Willis met the cast and said how much he and his wife had enjoyed the show.  He very kindly presented everyone involved with commemorative Royal British Legion lapel pins.

Review “From Stickney to the Somme”

Thursday 7th July saw pupils and staff from William Lovell Church of England Academy take to the stage to present “From Stickney to the Somme”.  This very special summer concert was part of the Royal British Legion’s Somme 100 events programme to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

 

Scenes, stories and songs interspersed with footage told the story of WW1 from Kitchener’s call to join up, through the Battle of the Somme to eventual victory in November 1918.  We saw how war affected both the soldiers in the trenches and families at home through the reading of real letters from the period and through the eyes of Violet – a (fictitious) young girl whose dad was conscripted and lost his life on the first day of The Somme. 

 

The skilful blending of all these vividly brought home the sense of duty, comradeship, sacrifice and loss on both a local and national level.  Rousing choruses, emotion filled acting and beautifully read poems all played their part in this excellent production.  An appreciative audience were totally absorbed as each scene and song flowed seamlessly into the next part of the story telling.  

 

A poignant and fitting end to the evening was the cast reading a roll of honour of the Stickney men who died in WW1.  It was a privilege to have Mr Fred Hunt as a special guest to lead The Exhortation followed by the Last Post.  A very moving and memorable evening.