Mackenzie Smith are proud to be sponsoring Ash Manor School’s impressive ‘Ashtival’ festival, a bigger and better end of year concert, which took place on a scorching Saturday 13th July 2013.

Visiting the school while they were setting up the anticipation was palpable, or maybe it was the heat, but underneath it all looked to be going very smoothly, the stage was being set up and the students who were making their final preparations and practice before the event.

The star guests were hidden away, a great selection of performers, up and coming singers and songwriters from across the UK, including X factor 2013 finalists District 3. The large stage set up in the school field gave that authentic festival feeling.

As well as the professional performers the winners of the Ash Manor’s Got Talent competition ‘3/4’ a local rock band were awarded with a slot during the festivities,  as were the Ash Manor Choir and year 8 ‘STOMP’. When we asked one performing pupil if he was getting excited he said he couldn’t wait!

Mackenzie Smith have been selling homes in Ash and Ash Vale since 2002 so after 11 years in the locality we would like to think we are a staple of the local community. We have been showing our support for Ash Manor School through various types of sponsorship for several years now and are getting to know the head teacher and the PTA rather well.

It’s really rewarding to see the school growing and growing especially in the Drama and Arts department which seems to be getting more and more ambitious each year. We appreciate that school budgets are tight and it’s the support from parents and outside sponsors like ourselves to help develop extracurricular visits and activities.

The school has such a positive atmosphere and drive to success and to value the skills and talents of its pupils, it is inspiring, and it feels good to be a part of that. Parents, pupils and local residents attended the event which was a great success and great fun for all. Summer had arrived so it was time to get into the festival spirit!

View Ash Manor School ‘Ashtival’ page to hear music and find out more about the performers.

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