Edinburgh Fringe to showcase independent school students
31st July 2019
Drama students from King’s Ely Senior will be treading the boards at the world’s largest arts festival this summer – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
More than 20 pupils are starring in Ugly Youth, written by the school’s director of drama and theatre, Nick Huntington.
The production will be staged in King’s Ely’s Hayward Theatre on 1-2 August, making its way to Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 6-10 August.
Students from Solihull School will also be performing at the iconic festival under the pseudonym of the Grey Dog Theatre Company – a reference to the greyhounds which appear on the school crest.
They will feature in the children’s shows and theatre sections. The former will showcase Grimm Tales, which has been directed by the school’s head of drama, James Hammond.
New headmaster appointed at Windlesham House School
The board of governors at the school announced the appointment of Ben Evans as the new headmaster following the retirement of Richard Foster in summer 2020.
Mr Evans is currently head at Edge Grove School, where he has been since September 2012, and has previously worked as head of the British School Colombo (Junior) and as deputy head at Bramdean College, Exeter.
The governors praised the ‘wonderful contribution’ by Mr Foster and his wife Rachel over the course of what will have been ‘13 incredible years’.
On the appointment of the new headmaster, Douglas Moody-Stuart, chair of governors: “We very much look forward to welcoming them into the Windlesham community. Ben will bring a wealth of experience, dynamism and leadership to the School to build on Richard’s fantastic legacy.”