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Executive Principal’s Blog – 1.12.23 – ‘International Podcast recorded at BMS’

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1st December 2023

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Executive Principal’s Blog – 1.12.23 – ‘International Podcast recorded at BMS

Earlier this year we welcomed a recording crew from Holland who were working on creating a series of Podcasts for Dutch Radio about one of the school’s most famous Alumni George Michael. They loved visiting the school and commented on the very calm and positive atmosphere. They interviewed staff and students to get a sense of the culture of achievement across all subject areas and, in particular, the importance we place on the Performing and Visual Arts curriculum.

They enjoyed visiting the classrooms that George Michael would have studied in and took in the atmosphere in our Main Hall, which has obviously been updated over the years with a state-of-the-art sprung dance floor industry standard theatre raked seating and a full lighting and sound rig, but still retains many of the original features of the hall during the decade George Michael was here.
The podcast spans six episodes; our school features in Episode 5: from 23 – 30 minutes into the recording if you do want to listen. Students from Bushey Meads are being interviewed and also perform short extracts of George’s music. They also explain what George means to them and how he continues to inspire us. Reference is also made to our famous Heritage Blue Plaque on display outside our Music Department.

   BMS on Dutch Radio

The Podcast is in Dutch but the presenters comment about ”the nice, friendly staff, that the school was lovely and they liked the fact that you are inclusive and cater for students of all needs and backgrounds and that there is a big emphasis on performing and visual arts across the school community.”

Talking of performing and visual arts, this week one of the significant house events of the year took place, our Annual House Arts Event and I would like to congratulate all the students who entered -the standard was superb. It was also lovely to see a number of parents and carers join us at the event and see so many students supporting their peers. A big thank you goes to the hardworking and enthusiastic Heads of House who organised the whole event and encouraged so many students to take part.
As always, do click on the link to read this week’s BMS News highlighting many other activities that have taken place in our wonderful school.
With best wishes for a good weekend.
Jeremy Turner
Executive Principal