The 3rd edition of the Literary Evening at the National Sport School was dedicated to ‘Hands’. This theme was tackled through an array of subjects including history, science, music, art and drama. Students from all year groups read their excellent essays and poems thus improving their oracy skills and showcasing their talents before an appreciative audience. During the evening our students performed monologues, sang, danced and acted. Included in our programme was a role play bringing to life the story of Edward Jenner and his discovery of vaccinations. Students in various costumes showed us how civilizations have changed over time, others expressed the theme of ‘Hands’ through dance and song. Accompanying all the sketches on the stage was Alexia de Giorgio who painted with coffee throughout the evening.
The literary evening also featured a book exhibition and a book fair, together with a reference to the Word Banks 1, 2 and 3. Teachers at NSS have compiled the important vocabulary for each subject in a colourful and friendly booklet enriched with activities that are an excellent source of revision and quality time for students and their families.
The literary evening is an opportunity for our student-athletes to show that academic work is as important as sport in our school and that they work hard as hard at it as they do at their sport. We are proud to say that every year the literary evening attracts parents and students to celebrate the importance of academic subjects and other cross-curricular themes.