Wetherby High School held a musical afternoon to reward pupils for their enthusiasm show during the half term.
Headteacher Mrs Lakin said she was delighted with the event and how it showed off, “our friendly, community spirit.”
She also added how impressed she had been by the attitude of the students during the recent Ofsted inspection, which highlighted so many qualities in our students.
They were keen to speak of, “how proud they were of their school.”
Mrs Lakin said: “We felt this deserved recognition as great progress is being made at Wetherby High School.”
It was also an opportunity to showcase the rich musical talent at Wetherby High, get together with our partner school Carr Manor, celebrate all our talents and share our common interests.
The afternoon got off to a great start with head boy Sam Kerry and Louie Darracott (Year 13), who brought great cheers with a slick and convincing take on ‘No Diggity’ by BlackStreet.
There followed other great performances from Ellie Klouda and Lucy Cookman (Year 11), who performed their own composition.
Then it was the choir’s turn, fresh from a special guest slot in the school’s production of Romeo and Juliet.
They performed two songs and their rendition of Stay with Me by Sam Smith went down a storm.
Thanks to Joe Hannan (Year 12) who stepped in at the last minute to accompany the choir.
Then it was Carr Manor’s turn to show Wetherby their terrific skills in dancing.
A trio of outstandingly talented dancers Ali Alattas, (Year 7), Stephen Kanshe and Migel Semedo (Year 11) wowed the audience with their moves.
Dan Brook (WHS Year 11) worked tirelessly behind the scenes setting up equipment and monitoring the sound, ably assisted by Thomas Kendrick: a great team effort by all.
The event was accompanied by a terrific and varied spread of food ranging from lamb curry to chicken chow Mein, put on by Mr Lamb and his catering team, which is all sourced from the local area.