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Clara Schumann CS
CS Staff Leadership
|Director of Learning||Mrs D Albertfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Support Manager||Miss C Hardwickemail@example.com|
CS Student Leadership
|Community Captain||Shania Bowdery|
|Vice Captains||Izzy Williams-King and Alex Plesch|
CS Community Mentors
Mr D Boorman
|Mrs J McBride||Mrs M O’Reilly|
|Mr D House||Miss L Cassey||Ms S Batchelor|
|Mrs J Constantinou||Mrs L Rodgers||Mr S McEvoy|
CS Community Ambassadors
New appointments will be made this academic year.
Biography of Clara Schumann
Clara Schumann (1819-1896) is considered one of the most inspirational composer-pianists of the Romantic period. Her father was a German pianist and he made her practise for two hours a day from childhood and Clara was one of the first pianists to play from memory. She married the composer, Robert Schumann and she was the main breadwinner besides bringing up 8 children. Clara was the first person to perform the work of Brahms in public and she has influenced all concert pianists since, through her emphasis on playing from memory and focusing on the intentions of the composer rather than showcasing the pianist’s technique. 2019 is the 200th anniversary of her birth.
CS Charity Work
2021-2022: Tourettes Action
2019-2020: Kent Wildlife Trust
2018-2019: CS has a great fundraising tradition and we are proud of our trophy for Pilgrims Hospice Youth Fundraisers of the Year! We raised over £1,700 for The Dogs’ Trust. Mrs O’Reilly walked the 115 kilometre Santiago di Compostela, raising £2,500 to provide a wheelchair for a paraplegic child to play wheelchair rugby. A number of us also helped Ashford’s first Dragon Boat Race to raise £18,000 for charity.