This time out of physical teaching has highlighted something we’ve always known; that the talents of our students extend far beyond the classroom.
On 22nd May, OHS joined another 25 GDST schools and academies to compete to win the first GDSTVision event, the GDST’s replacement for this year’s cancelled Eurovision Song Contest.
Our entry, The 7ths, made up of Ottilie, Mika, Lizzie, Susannah, Izzy, Alice, and Eleanor, performed ‘You Are The Reason’, with Ottilie even arranging the song herself.
While holding rehearsals on video conferencing platforms certainly had its challenges, the girls found an ingenious way to let the show go on. All the performers recorded their parts individually, before editing and mixing the results into a video complete with images of “the things that make people feel happiest at this time”.
We weren’t at all surprised to hear that the submission won the Chief Executive’s Nomination.
You can watch the moving performance here on our YouTube channel.