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Race Night

And they’re off! Our fabulous fundraising committee are holding another Family Race Night after the success of last year’s!

The event will take place at Malin Bridge Sports and Social Club, Stannington Road on Friday 8th April. Doors open at 7pm with the first race at 7.30pm. There’ll be a break at 8.45pm for some tasty pie and peas!

Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children (ticket price covers pie and peas). You can also name and sponsor a horse for £3 and you will win a prize if it comes in first! One race is left to sponsor at £25, which secures a place in our programme for your business.

You can contact us via our Facebook page to buy tickets, or email the fundraising committee directly at sbstdfundraising@outlook.com.

See you there!

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Goldthorpe Week 2

Another fabulous weekend in Dearne Valley – well done to all pupils who performed and of course to their fantastic teachers and supportive mums and families. Here are a few of our highlights:

United Nations
Berry Babes did very well in their National sections this weekend; We had a lovely 1st, 2nd and 4th in C National for Leila Steer, Aliyah Xaba and Eva Cadet, while our seniors swept gold, silver and bronze for Bree Quinton, Rebecca Hanneman and Bridie Thorpe.

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Making a Song & Dance about it…
Congratulations to Eva and Aliyah for taking first and second place in their Song & Dance category. Also showing off their lungs in different age groups were Neve Francis and Maisie Ganley, who took home gold medals for their efforts! Charlotte Stones, Rebecca, Bree and Alexandra O’Brien took home 2nd, 3rd and joint 4th for their performances.

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All That Modern Jazz
Our E pupils took their fair share of medals home with Eve Wainwright, Emily Gay, Liberty Shepherd and Jack Skelton winning 1st, 2nd and joint 4th. There were lots of prizes in other age groups as Lilli Walker and Maisie took home a gold each, while Gabriel Sharrock and Megan Thorpe received 3rd and 4th.  Well done to Alycia Mayfield for achieving 2nd place in her section.

It Takes Two…
Our Juniors did very well with their Modern Duets, Fred & Barney (a.k.a Megan Bridger and Evie Wright) were placed 2nd, while our Aladdin team (Isabel Adshead and Abigail Bridger) tied for 3rd place with Lazytown (Isabel & Laylah Xaba), and the lovely Coen Quinton and Neve rounded it off with 4th place.

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Ballerina Girls
Well done to Isobel Moseley and Lilli for taking gold and bronze with their Ballet routines.

In Character
Our Inters did very well this time round, with 1st, 2nd and 4th being awarded to Eleanor Jackson, Eva and Megan. A big well done to Coen for taking 2nd place in his category!

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Tapping Away
Channelling their inner Freds & Gingers, we saw Charlotte, Rebecca and Bridie receive 1st, 2nd and 4th while Jack received 2nd for his section.

Three Musketeers
Sometimes you need triple trouble. Well done to our Junior Modern trios, Megan, Niamh Thompson and Evie took gold medals, while Abigail, Niamh and Laylah took a silver medal home with them.

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Baby Steps
Holding up the adorable end of the dancing school were our youngest performers. They danced very well and we were so proud! Well done to Maisie Berry for taking part in her first ever dance competition… we’re sure Nana was impressed. Another well done to Hannah Braithwaite and Hebe-Rose Burton who took home 3rd place in Modern, not forgetting little sister Abi Braithwaite, who wasn’t left out – she took 4th place.2016.03.17 Goldthorpe 02 Baby Modern

Teamwork makes the dream work
Our comp highlight this year have got to be the following. Following a win from the Inter troupes last week, our Seniors made sure they rounded off the festival in style! Performing in rather diminished numbers due to a little asthma attack, our Berry Babes not only achieved 4th place with Jai Ho, but won this main event with their fantastic performance of Too Darn Hot. Well done everyone.

And the winner is…
No trophy ceremony is complete without some Berry School representation! Congratulations to Bree Quinton for Most Outstanding Performance and to Ewan Revill for taking home Most Promising Boy. The cherry on top of our weekend however was the very talented Miss Emily Gay, who won the festival’s Senior Bursary prize! Very well done.

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See you at the Scholarships!

We’ve had another very successful round of IDTA examinations and the results are in! Well done to everyone who took Grade 3 Tap and Intermediate Theatre Craft – you have maintained the school’s 100% pass rate and achieved a fabulous set of marks.

A very special mention to Eve Wainwright, who has been nominated for her Intermediate Theatre Craft, and will take part in the IDTA Theatre Dance Awards in Manchester next February in the Performers’ Category! Eve recently took part in the scholarships a month ago for Grade 4 Modern Jazz and Grade 5 Theatre Craft.

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Eve performing in the Theatre Craft Grades category at IDTA Theatre Dance Awards 2016.

Congratulations also to our younger members of staff, Lauren Newbould, Theresa Rycroft and Amy Smith who have achieved their Pre-Associate Level 2 Theatre Craft teaching qualifications.

Best of luck to all taking part in examinations in the coming weeks!

On Fire!

Many congratulations to our pupil Isobel Moseley, former pupil Millie and their teammate for winning the city-wide BiG Challenge with their new business venture, On Fire.

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The On Fire Business Logo

The girls, who are pupils at Stocksbridge High School, made and sold log candles (some of which were purchased at our Berry School Bonfire Party) and have gone on to win the categories for KS3, Made In Sheffield, and Biggest Profit Made. Most importantly, they have won the competition overall, teams from across Sheffield going up to age 17-18!

Their prize? An all-expenses paid trip to Warsaw, sponsored by DLA Piper. Wow! Enjoy the trip ladies, and keep up the hard work.

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Blame it on the Boogie!

You can imagine our delight on Saturday night as we watched our very own former pupil, Devon McKenzie-Smith, breeze onto the Jonathan Ross Show on ITV1!

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Dev looking fantastic on the far left

Devon appeared to promote the West End’s latest fabulous production, Motown: The Musical, written by legendary Motown record producer and songwriter, Berry Gordy.

Performing as 1/5 of one of the most famous and popular Motown acts ever, the Jackson 5, we were thrilled to see Dev donning an afro and flares – it took us back to our own great 70s show numbers!

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Keep your eyes peeled for Devon and the cast of Motown: The Musical on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

To watch Devon in action, take a look at Motown: The Musical‘s segment on the show on Saturday. Dev makes his appearance at 12:00.

Gold-Thorpe Week 1

As usual the Berry Babes have been performing with grace, hard work and beautiful smiles at in the Dearne Valley this weekend.16.03.05 Goldthorpe 1

Our Inters not only danced a lovely Trolley Song and Hairspray in the troupe section but took home the first prize gong for their fabulous performance of Comin’ Home. 16.03.05 Goldthorpe 2

Well done to our younger pupils, particularly Hannah Braithwaite who earned a 2nd place for her Character dance, and Alycia Mayfield who took 1st place for her National. Our bendy wendies in the Gym section, Aliyah Xaba, Maisie Ganley & Megan Thorpe took 2nd, 3rd & 4th places respectively. Well done to Lilli Walker for winning her National section!

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We were very strong in many Modern sections this weekend, with Eva Cadet and Bridey Bonnet taking gold and bronze in their category and Lucy Holcroft and Kayla Barnes doing the exact same in their age group. Sunday saw a clean sweep of medals in two Modern sections; Junior Modern had Megan Bridger in first place, with Abigail Bridger and Niamh Thompson tied for second place, Isabel Adshead in third and Libby Rogers in fourth, while F Modern saw Bree Quinton, Alexandra O’Brien, Rebecca Hanneman and Charlotte Stones grab 1st-4th respectively.

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Our seniors also filled the podium for F Character with Rebecca in first place, Bree taking second and Alexandra receiving third place. The same goes for our ballerinas in E Ballet, as we saw Emily Gay, Liberty Shepherd and Eve Wainwright take gold, silver & bronze.

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Keep on doing what you’re doing kids! See you on Friday for more comp action!

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Goldthorpe Dance Festival

Good luck to all our pupils taking part in Goldthorpe Dance Festival over the coming weekends! The competitions begin tomorrow morning and span across this weekend and the next.

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We would appreciate Grade 3 & 4 Theatre Craft pupils still attending class during this time.

The address of the theatre is below, and if you encounter any struggles, please don’t hesitate to contact us via Facebook.

Dearne Playhouse
Washington Road
Goldthorpe
Rotherham
South Yorkshire

As always Berry Babes, do us proud!