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16th-18th November 2022

Ingleborough Hall

On the morning of Thursday 16th November seventy-six students and five staff set off to Ingleborough Hall for our annual production residential. During the two days the students worked on sections of Grease, in preparation for the school production in February: learning new songs, rehearsing the music, choreographing, teaching dances and blocking the acting. It was a joy to see students of all ages working together.

In between the rehearsals the students enjoyed eating great food, singing a whole host of songs - not in the musical, going on a conga around the Hall, watching (and singing) Pitch Perfect. On the last night, the Year 13’s led the established residential tradition of singing ‘So Long Farewell’ on the Ingleborough Hall staircase as each year group went up the stairs to bed.

Thank you to all of the students and staff involved in a fabulous residential.

Here are some of the students’ thoughts about the trip:

“Where has the time gone! I can’t believe this is my last production at IGS. Throughout the years the Ingleborough residential has proved an exciting experience for all the cast a crew to come together and bond. I started in the chorus of our 2018 production of ‘High School Musical’ and with the help of the drama and music departments I have seen myself grow in confidence throughout the years and after my final residential this year I look forward to playing the iconic role of Sandy in our production of ‘Grease’!” Grace C, Y13

“The Ingleborough residential was a unique experience unlike any other school show rehearsal, where immediate time was focussed on two straight days to refine Grease with focus on incomplete scenes. The magic of combining rehearsed song choreography with the band was nothing short of astounding. I loved every minute of it and cannot wait to relive it once more.” Justin D, Y12

Ingleborough is a place for connecting with people from other years and is about making fond memories with sources of enjoyment and chaos. One consistent memory I have is having fun through the scenes we do for the school play and the time being spent has helped me to strengthen relationships with everyone.” Leah D, Y12

“The trip was amazing. I've never been to Ingleborough Hall with IGS before but it is a trip I will not forget. It was great to have such a large amount of time to practice, and it was very well organised. We all got on so well together and I am still sad to be home.” Suki H, Y10

“I have loved being a part of Grease; everyone is so supportive and Ingleborough Is always something to look forward to. Its lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves whilst working to create a great show.” Charlotte D, Y13

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