27 Feb 2017

Rutherford Gala Night

At Rutherford Gala Night students, teachers and parents gathered together on 24 February 2017 for a night of entertainment.

The Gala evening marked the end of a week of activities themed around the Amnesty International campaign ‘Snowden’.

Edward Snowden is an American computer professional, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, and former contractor for the United States government, who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 without prior authorisation.

Throughout last week Rutherford students have been explaining the Snowden case, showing the documentary of events and gathering signatures in support of him.  At the Gala night students talked about the work they and Amnesty International have been doing in relation to Snowden. There was also live acts ranging from students singing and rapping to playing the piano. Ethan Wu 11R, performed on stage for the first time. He said: “I felt really scared to perform this year, but I’ve always wanted to do it, and now that I have done it I am really happy I did. The night was amazing with so much support!”

Head of Rutherford House Mr Scott said: “This is a really important evening for Mr Chan, myself, and for the House. We are so pleased that parents came along – we think it’s a really nice opportunity for the House to come together.”

By Alice Zhang, Media Team