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The 2017 Auditions Are Here!

Open to everyone (students and staff)
Come and show us what you’ve got! 

To audition, just turn up on and of the listed days (bring anything you need with you). This year there will be no audience for auditions – auditions will be filmed and uploaded to the website for an online vote!

Audition dates:
Brooklands Campus – Monday 12 June, 1pm, Hall
Walnut Tree Campus – Monday 12 June, 1pm, The Venue
Walnut Tree Campus – Tuesday 13 June, 1pm, The Venue
Walnut Tree Campus – Thursday 15 June, 1pm, The Venue
The final is on Thursday 13 July, 7pm, The Venue
Tickets for the final go on sale on Monday 19 June (£2 students, £4 adults)

MKET Performs Disney!

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Wednesday 26 April saw the  annual Celebration of the Performing Arts across the Milton Keynes Education Trust. In front of a warm supportive audience the four Trust schools, New Chapter, Heronsgate, Kents Hill and Walton High produced a spectacular show, truly celebrating the work of Disney.

Kents Hill produced a memorable and spine tingling performance of Little Mermaid Medley, Heronsgate roused us with energy and vive in performances from Mary Poppins whist New Chapter produced a roaring rendition of the Lion King.

Walton High gave performances with the Pop Choir giving a Disney Medley and Post 16 singing Shadowlands and the Rock Challenge cast delivering their act from their recent success. There were many memorable solos from Aladdin to 101 Dalmatians.

The evening really celebrated the talents of the pupils and students from across the Trust and ended with a grand finale of Life’s a Happy Song together with some Disney Magic. Our thanks to all the staff for their hard work in putting on the tremendous show.

LipSync Battle

A brand new event is about to take place and you might just want to be there to see it! Walton High's first ever LipSync Battle takes place at the Brooklands campus on 18 May. Five student/teacher groupings will battle one another by lip syncing to songs chosen by the students and songs picked by the staff! Let the battle commence...

Tickets: £2 students, £3 adults. Available to purchase from Student Services at the Brooklands Campus or by contacting main reception on 01908 677954. Show starts at 6pm.

Media Students Support Local Charity with Promotional Film

mediamkcitizenWalton High Post 16 Media students were lucky enough to be asked by David Kelly to create a promotional film for his charity, A Way With Pain. The class collaborated to produce the film and we relished the chance to work with actress, Sian Reeves, who provided the voiceover for the media commission.

We used the school’s facilities, such as The Venue, lighting desk and the recording studio to create the film and soundtrack. Then we mixed the components together for the final edit. Our media class screened the film to David and Sian; the feedback received was hugely positive and the video can be located on the charity website www.awaywithpain.co.uk.

This was a fantastic experience for our class; having the chance to apply what we have learned in a truly vocational experience was brilliant and we learnt a lot about how to work with a professional client in the media industry.

Laura Bassett visits Walton High and JD Centre:MK in Milton Keynes.

England v Austria

Walton High students were very fortunate to receive a visit from England and Notts County Captain Laura Bassett before the Easter break. Laura was in Milton Keynes as England Ladies faced Austria at MK Dons’ Stadium MK on the 10th April, a game they won 3-0.

Laura helped to lead a coaching session alongside our own keen footballer Miss South. The students included members of the U13’s team, who this season won the local round of the EFL girls cup and then represented the MK Dons in getting to the quarter finals of the Regional EFL Girls Cup. She then answered questions from the girls and made time for photographs and autograph signing.

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