We are incredibly proud to share some of the memories that Year 5 were able to create as part of the prestigious Southwark Splash concert that took place over the summer. This was an annual event held at the Royal Festival Hall. The aim was to bring together many different Southwark schools with professional actors, dancers and musicians.
Sadly the 13th Southwark Splash this summer was the final staging of the event. It is hoped that funding can be found to continue with a borough wide project with a similar ethos for next summer.
The theme for 2013 was that of urban harmony. Out-foxed was a production that told the tale of how humans and urban foxes don’t always get along. This theme was developed to find a solution to allow both sides to live side by side in harmony.
Southwark Splash has always held tremendous value for all of the Michael Faraday pupils that have been fortunate to take part in the production each year. The opportunity to work alongside professional artists is amazing; perhaps of greater importance is the way in which our pupils get to integrate and collaborate with pupils from other schools.
The video above was shot by filmmaker Claudia Lee. It features some of the Year 5 Michael Faraday pupils explaining how they have personally benefited from being involved with Southwark Splash. We hope that a similar venture can continue within the borough.