CHISLEHURST SOCIETY ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS
We are very proud of Bromley High's students who had great success at the recent Chislehurst Society Environmental Awards.
This year's theme was Imperial Chislehurst and the Guest Speaker was Robert Finlay - Captain of the Chislehurst Golf Club who represented the epicentre of Imperial Chislehurst - Camden Place, the grade 2 listed house where the last Emperor of the French was exiled in 1871.
Pictured below is Amelia Willars with the Guest Speaker Robert Finlay
Junior School representatives from Y3 attended the award presentation evening. 2B's collaborative entry named ‘Imperial Bees’ was highly commended. Their entry used a variety of media to focus on Napoleon III love of honeybees. Year 3 girls made lanterns to represent the lamps taken from Camden Place during the war, and decorated them with hand drawn scenes of places associated with Imperial Chislehurst. Year 3 art club’s entry was awarded 3rd prize in the Y3/Y4 category. Their piece named ‘The Many Faces of Napoleon III’ showcased portraits of Napoleon using a range of media and artistic techniques and were inspired by the artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Eric Carle.
Year 6 girls submitted a collaborative landscape of violets and bees made from a variety of materials. Each pupil had different ideas about how to create their violets and bees, and one pupil even designed a beehive using French knitting.
Our Year 8 pupils were awarded third prize in the senior section of the awards for their series of postage stamps designs. Students looked at the impact of Napolean III and the French Royal family on Chislehurst and used a range of influences including architecture and street signage to create their designs.
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BHS – THE FIRST ALL GIRLS SCHOOL IN THE WORLD TO GAIN STEINWAY ACCREDITATION
This year Bromley High School GDST became the first ‘all girls' school in the world to be accredited as an All Steinway School. This accreditation is given when a school provides Steinway pianos to play and rehearse on in all practice and performance spaces.
By becoming an All Steinway School, the students will have the opportunity to attend masterclasses given by Steinway Artists and perform themselves at Steinway Hall.
“Our educational philosophy values the creative arts very highly,” said Angela Drew, Headmistress of Bromley High School. “We have demonstrated our commitment to the arts not only by investing in these beautiful instruments but in additional staffing to enable the Bromley High Music department to enhance the musical opportunities available to pupils in local primary schools.” Pictured above are music scholars and GCSE musicians with the renowned Concert Pianist Joanna MacGregor OBE who is both a Steinway artist and an Alumna of a GDST School.