Posted on: February 27th 2017


Congratulations to the three Studio Fix acts that wowed the judges at the recent Music For Youth 2017 regional heats. 

Well done to The Gas Tanks (Gary, Matt, Sam, Ed, Jake and Tom), TMT (Thabo, Daniel, Kaamil, Godswill, Wisdom and Israel) andSixth Senate (Thomas, Adam, Niall, Oliver, George and Joel) who each performed three songs for the judges.  Each group have spent Studio Fix time writing and recording their own work in their aim to reach the National Finals in the Summer.  The finalists will be announced by Music For Youth following the Easter holidays.

The positive comments by the judges included songs having “great topical narratives”, “highly original songs really well performed by everyone” and their appreciation of the “guitar and drum solos” featured.

Well done to the boys for all their hard work, along with the support of Mr Gilbert and Mr Robertson.



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Posted on: 20/09/2017

Totally Thames - Rivers of the World!

The  Rivers of the World project is run by the British Council, and aims to connect young people across the world with their local rivers and global partner schools. Hurstmere Art Department was successful in securing funding for our pupils to participate in this year's project. Twenty of our 'gifted and talented' pupils from year 8 and 9 took part in a two day Art workshop led by the visiting artist Shona Watt. The boys tackled the theme 'Resourceful River' - they investigated the range of fish that inhabit the River Thames and considered the issue of plastic pollution in our rivers and oceans. They then produced an impressive body of sculpture in response - working to recycle waste plastic water and drink bottles into art work. The resulting work was digitally recorded by Shona and combined into a photo mural. This has subsequently been exhibited as part of the Totally Thames Festival - in the GLA City Hall and on the South Bank in front of the Tate Modern! Our photo mural has also been sent electronically to be exhibited in Lagos Nigeria along side the work of our 'Rivers' partner school New Hall Academy. The project continues into 2018 when Hurstmere boys will get another opportunity to work alongside a professional artist - this time responding to our partner school's river '5 Cowrie Creek' in Lagos. Well done and thank you to this year's participants - Louis Dunk, Harry Turner, Alfie Peacock, Max Kelsey, Sam I'Anson, Sami Salih, Sebastian Neofitou, Joe Greenfield, Ben James, Frankie Svoma, Harrison Prangnell, Scott Durden, Louis Clark, Andrew Fastiggi, Sam Parsons, Jesse McKenna, Marcelo Pita, Luc Hulf, Max Boles and Oscar Davies - their conduct, attitude and creativity made them exemplary artistic global ambassadors for Hurstmere School. Mr D Blower  Head of Art