'The Circus – Here We Go Again' is something that will be remembered by all who participated: girls, boys and teachers. Put together in just nine days at the end of term, it was a race to get things exactly right. The atmosphere during later rehearsals was exhilarating. Adrenaline - not to mention nerves - meant that everyone pulled together in a way we will remember as inspiring and uplifting. This wasn't just about learning a role, but about anticipating what extra thing we could do to make such a huge-scale undertaking come together - from making or painting props to digging out costumes from forgotten corners of Musgrave storerooms, decorating what was initially a forbiddingly dark, dirty and gloomy big top and helping one another to practise stilt walking, unicycle riding or goat-handling. Yes, it was tiring. There were days when things didn't go to plan, but ultimately it felt like a lesson in the power - and the fun - of team work.
To be a part of this unforgettable extravaganza was incredible. It showed something special about Moreton: girls of all years coming together under a single creative umbrella, acting, singing, dancing, costume-making and back-stage work. Jointly all these skills made up a unique and amazing show to mark the end of an era at Moreton, but not, we all know, the end of an outlook that shows us the importance of what happens outside lessons as well as in. The Circus was funny and wacky and unpredictable and unlike anything that is usually a part of students' lives. To everyone who helped to realise this dream I know we're all tremendously grateful.
- Olivia (Upper Five)