On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 February the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Muslim Society (HSBMS) presented Taal. Now in its twelfth very successful year, Taal (meaning Rhythm of Life) is an exciting combination of drama, music and dance, which gives pupils from all age groups, as well as all faiths and cultures, a chance to perform. A play written, by U6 Formers, Nicole Hayes and Abiya Ahmed, was interspersed with a mixture of fusion and traditional music and dance.
Abiya, who also directed Taal, said, 'We have thoroughly enjoyed organizing and putting on a show as big as Taal. The hard work put in by every student who got involved has helped raise over £10,000 for our chosen charities and we hope to raise even more. It has been an extremely challenging yet fun experience not only in performing but also working with so many students of all ages. The show was a great success and we have had lots of positive feedback from many who attended." This year’s chosen charities were UNCHR Syria Crisis Appeal, One Wish Foundation and Ocean Stars Trust. HSBMS Presidents Aditi Arora and Inthujan Thankarajah agreed that, “The show has become an important part of our School community and life. We think this year’s performance was the best yet.” The amount raised rewarded the hard work and dedication of our pupils.