Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent. TN30 6LT
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On Friday 29th June, Tenterden witnessed a very special event as over 300 Year 7 students accompanied by Homewood staff and Principal Mrs S. Lees, walked along the A28 into Tenterden as part of the town’s Olympic celebrations and the opening of this year’s Tentertainment.
Traffic stopped as students and staff proudly walked along the road, led by High Halden’s American Cop car playing familiar sporty anthems, getting everyone in a patriotic mood! The atmosphere was amazing as students who were dressed in red, white and blue carried their handmade Olympic torches and were supported by members of the public beeping their horns (in a celebratory way!) and cheering, some coming out of their houses to applaud everyone.
Having reached the Recreation Ground, Homewood was excitably greeted by Tenterden Juniors and Infant schools. Students and pupils were seated in a patriotic United Kingdom flag, a sea of red, white and blue that would have made a perfect aerial photograph. The ceremony began with the Big Dance performed by Homewood students, followed by the song ‘Power in You’ sung by everyone. The audience was treated to an array of fantastic entertainment by Homewood’s Dance Dash, Company Dancers, the ‘Allstar’ Cheerleaders and an incredible solo singing performance from Georgia, Year 9. Congratulations to all performers whose talents and skills were astounding. A massive thank you to the organisers of Tentertainment, High Halden’s American Cop Cars, Homewood’s Dance, Drama and Music Departments, Year 7 teachers, Tenterden Junior and Infant Schools, Miss N. Marchant whose dedication to the Community is incredible and finally a special mention to all students whose enthusiasm made this wonderful event happen. We look forward to 2013!