The ECP Cultural Olympiad

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ECP Cultural Olympiad

The beginning of the new term has flown past in a flurry of creativity as students from across our House Teams (Aqua, Ignis, Terra and Ventus) rushed to make the deadline at the end of January for their Cultural Olympiad submissions. Normally a large whole school event at Salesiánské divadlo, we had the challenge, this year, of not only making it happen virtually – but also complying with the current state regulations on social distancing, and digital submissions. No easy feat for our creatives! 

Over 100 students from across the College rose to the challenge and produced an incredible array of solo and group performances, finding inventive ways to imaginatively combat the restrictions with multi screen videos, creative Google Meets and impressive home studio recordings. This year, the theme of ‘Time’ inspired all the submissions, with innovative, imaginative and resourceful responses. The categories included Performance and Visual Arts. A panel of external professional judges added a touch of glamour to the proceedings, and the virtual format of the event lent itself to showcasing a wide range of support messages from across the school – see our Opening Montage – an entertaining watch.

Results

On the afternoon of Friday February 12th, all students took part in a watchalong event of 2 Parts. It was an entertaining extravaganza of humour, wit, creativity, cringe and, of course, talent, led by our in-house MC Mr Hillier. After a closely fought battle, Ventus emerged the victors by just 1 point! Kindest thanks to our Culture Captains – Monika, (Aqua) Bibi (Ignis), Josephine (Terra) and Sofia (Ventus). They worked tirelessly under extenuating circumstances to steer some excellent participation from their teams. They showed superb creative leadership and were impressive all-round Ambassadors for the Arts. Well done to all involved. 
Ms MacLeod, Head of Arts

By Beatrice Doubová, Aqua – Winner of the Visual Arts Category