Lunchtime musical concert

Oathall musicians went along to watch Ensemble Reza’s cellist Sarah Carvalho-Dubost and guest bassoonist, Susana Dias for a lunchtime concert at the Haywards Heath Methodist Church in Perrymount Road last week.Music-Ensemble Reza

They were treated to a varied and very interesting programme which included music by Beethoven, Brahms and The Pink Panther theme. The cello and bassoon playing together is an unusual but very beautiful combination and Mrs Mac Taggart and the musicians will be trying this combination at school rehearsals to see if they can create the same beautiful timbres.

Eve Mustin who was one of the students who attended the concert said,

“I really enjoyed going to see Ensemble Reza’s concerts. The bassoon and cello complimented each other well and I recognised some of the pieces and composers. The musicians were amazing and very inspirational. Overall, it was a fantastic musical experience.”

Great Gardening Bake-Off

Students from all year groups have been busily baking cakes this week to enter into the Great Gardening Bake-off. The competition is part of the Chelsea Fringe Event – Strictly Gardening being held at the Orchards Shopping Centre, Haywards Heath on Saturday 16 May. Entries are being submitted from local secondary schools and in keeping with the theme, every cake must  have at least one vegetable ingredient. On the day the best eight will be tasted and judged by Café Elvira’s chef. More photographs can be viewed on our Flickr pages.

Congratulations to Year 7 Student Emily Brock for coming first in the competition! 


125th Anniversary of West Sussex County Council

125th WSCC presentation

from left to right: Myles Rice, Connie Went, Stephen Hillier, Lila Jones, Helen Wilson, Mr Willer and Adam Bishop

An engraved glass plinth has been presented to Oathall’s senior prefect team to mark the 125th anniversary of West Sussex County Council.

Stephen Hillier, County Councillor visited Oathall and handed over the plinth to Head Girl, Lila Jones, Deputy Head Girls, Helen Wilson and Connie Went and Deputy Head Boys, Myles Rice and Adam Bishop. Councillor Hillier joined the students along with Assistant Headteacher Mark Willer for afternoon refreshments and discussed a wide range of issues affecting young people in the Haywards Heath area.