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Bugsy Malone

Posted on: November 6th 2017

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Bugsy Malone was Amery Hill School's latest whole school drama production, which wowed audiences over four nights in a fully booked school hall. Live music, performed by students and lead by Musical Director Ms Worwood, complemented brilliant performances from an enthusiastic cast, made up from students in all year groups. Fat Sam and Dandy Dan's conflict brought many a splurge-gun ending to a number of vibrant characters throughout the comic and energetic show.  

Mr Gibbs, Head of Drama and Production Director, commented, "This show has been an absolute joy to direct and put together. With such a talented and committed group of students, the characters have really been brought to life with some outstanding vocal and acting performances.” 

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For many years, students from Amery Hill School have assisted local historian Tony Cross remember the casualties of the two world wars who are buried in Alton Cemetery. This year, volunteers from Year 9 cleaned the distinctive Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstones and placed a Cross of Remembrance on each grave in advance of Armistice Day. In doing so, they learned something of the simple design of the headstones and the circumstances associated with the reasons why the men were buried in Alton, rather than on traditional battlefields. The presence of a WWI memorial plaque on a traditional headstone, gave students an insight into the grieving of local families who had no burial place for their loved ones. Other inscriptions on family headstones tell of a young man who perished with the loss of HMS Hampshire in 1916; another who died as a prisoner of war whilst in captivity in Turkey following the surrender of Kut the same year; and a young man who died on D-Day, 6 June 1944. All of these inscriptions brought home the scattered nature of the losses suffered by Alton’s families in the time of war. Passers-by who were interested in what the students were doing seemed impressed by their selfless actions: a notable feature of our community-spirited students. Wearing a Poppy is the traditional sign of remembering those who died in the service of our country; giving one’s time to ensure the memory of those who were lost in past conflicts is maintained, is something more pro-active.View Article