Spectacular Sprites and Magical Moments

By May 12, 2017 Head's Blog

Dear Elmwood Community,

I had the privilege of watching our Grade 2 and 3 students perform their musical, The Blue Bottle, this week. It was simply fantastic: dramatic costume changes, wonderful singing and excellent acting were just some of the highlights of this outstanding production.

What stuck me the most, while watching some of our youngest performers, is how opportunities like this help our girls become well-rounded young women. Each and every girl had a special part to play in the production, and each one of them did a great job with her role. For some girls, this required a lot of personal growth. Perhaps it was a girl’s first time on stage. Maybe it was the first time she has sung a solo. Or her character might have been a big stretch for her acting talents. No matter what the challenge, it is important to give girls such growth opportunities and support them as they reach new heights.

None of this would be possible without our talented director, Ms. Evelyn Pike. She works tirelessly on these productions—a total of three in the Junior School! Each one is original and each one does a wonderful job in bringing out the talents of the girls. Congratulations, Ms. Pike, on another fantastic production and thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to our girls.

Seeing our girls step into the spotlight and find their voices is truly magical—congratulations to all of our actresses for a spectacular show!

Warm regards,


About Cheryl Boughton

Cheryl has been leading Elmwood since August 2008, when she was chosen by the Board of Governors, after a global search, to be the eleventh Headmistress of the School. She has a rich and diverse background in independent education having held progressively senior roles managing independent schools in the United Kingdom.