UPDATE - Jack Petchey Speak Out ChallengeMohammed Bari in Year 10 will be representing Hurstmere at St. Catherine's School tomorrow from 6pm in the Bexley Regional Finals. He will be amongst 26 other Bexley schools in this public speaking competition. Last year, Hurstmere were placed in 3rd place last year and are well respected by those who run the event, so fingers crossed that Mo's powerful and emotional speech on Mothers is well timed before Mothering Sunday to be a hit with the judges! Please wish him well if you see him today and tomorrow. UPDATE Last night, 28th March 2019, Mohammed Bari in Year 10 represented Hurstmere impeccably at the Bexley Regional Final of this prestigious public speaking competition. His speech 'Mothers' was heartfelt and moving. He may not have won a place in the top 3 but he certainly wowed the crowd. I was so impressed and proud of Mohammed, as were his family and supporters who came to watch him take to the stage in a packed hall at St Catherine's School. He knew his lines off by heart and his delivery was so honest and his message was so powerful. Respect is due to all mothers who do more than carry us for 9 months, they carry us our entire lives. Congratulations Mo.
Hurstmere at the Music For Youth Regional FestivalStudio Fix boys did Hurstmere proud last week and below is some of the feedback they received: Harmony Army "A solid and well balanced band sound to set the scene, helped by some good ensemble communication. The vocals are well delivered – bold and punchy." "Well supported by the band who establish a suitable groove - delivered with energy and precision. Each vocal is expertly delivered and well blended with the band." "Your sense of unity, especially in relation to maintaining a strong and consistent rhythmic drive, is a particular feature of this group – something that is not easy with so many singers. Some terrific band work – great guitar solo, clarity across all parts, good physical engagement." "Overall, a very enjoyable performance. Well prepared, technically secure, professionally presented, disciplined. Well done." DA15 "You do an excellent job of showcasing each of the voices, as well as effectively blending them for the harmonies. There’s a real energy on display." "The expansion of the band with the horn section is effective too. There’s a strong sense of direction in your performance – exploiting the structural narrative of the songs." "Very nicely done, a great band with a great programme of originals." "A polished performance, with proper commitment and impassioned presentation." Congratulations to all the boys who took part.
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