Year 8 recentlyhosted a very special Summer Concert for their grandparents, residents of nearby retirement homes and old Decanians. Guests enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea of traditional sandwiches and cakes served by pupils, whilst listening to a wide variety of music and drama. Many of theafternoon’s 25 performances were the children’s entries to the Cheltenham Festival; Issie Tingey sang ‘The water is wide’ absolutely beautifully to a very appreciative audience, James Candy and Harrison Lindsey had everyone laughing with their poem about disliking tomatoes and Chloe Dunwell ended the afternoon with a spell-binding performance of ‘Czardas’ on the violin.

It was a magical afternoon, which the children thoroughly enjoyed organising and hosting as they could see how much their guests appreciated their efforts. It was particularly lovely to welcome local resident, Peggy;
ata wonderful 103 years of age she attends as many of the Dean Close concerts as she can and was thrilled
to be invited to the Prep School for the first time.