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Review from the Headteacher
On Monday I had the pleasure of watching our 2018 production: Annie. I’ve said it every year but I can’t see this year’s performance being bettered! I was so involved that I was unconsciously swaying along, and when I became conscious of the extent of my swaying I continued in spite of my typically reserved nature. (As a fully-fledged, card carrying dad dancer I normally stop at nodding along to a different beat!)

I had no choice, I was overcome by the infectious joy and enthusiasm of the cast in what can only be described as an incredibly professional show. Credit and thanks to Ms Clifton, Mr Pate and the other staff who helped behind the scenes. They help mould the clay but as the old adage goes, you work with what you’ve got and there is certainly a lot of talent at BFS. What’s most pleasing of all is that in the face of genuine and profuse praise from all quarters the cast remain humble. They are of course proud of their achievement yet understand that the fantastic outcome was the result of months of hard-work and effort. That for me is the BFS way.

If you didn’t see it then you missed out! Make sure you come along next year!

Ben Sillince

Acting Headteacher



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