On Friday 19th January, four of our Year 6 pupils attended a 'Writers' Day' at Grangefield Primary with author Nick Cook. The children spent time learning about what makes an effective writer and took part in a range of activities with children from other local schools. It was noted by other school staff that our pupils showed excellent values and worked extremely hard throughout the day.
On Wednesday 10th January, Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a thrilling visit to Birmingham Genting arena to perform as part of a 2018 Young Voices choir.
The children left school at 11am and upon arriving in Birmingham, took part in a 3 hour rehearsal with renowned conductor David Lawrence and his team in preparation for the concert to parents in the evening.
During the spectacular concert, the children sang alongside over 6,000 other children from other schools and were joined by the amazing Urban Strides dance group, A Capella group The Magnets and singers Alfie Sheard and Natalie Wiliams.
The children, as always, represented the school impeccably and thoroughly enjoyed their time. Despite a very long day (they didn't return to school until 10:30pm!), their enthusiasm never wavered and we are incredibly proud of their efforts!
Thank you to all of the parents who came to watch the performance and to Miss Corbett, Mrs Twine, Mrs Baxter, Mrs Coxall-Apps and Mrs Jeffries who joined myself and the children throughout the day. Thank you also to Mrs Clargo who supported in rehearsals beforehand and to Mrs Shurmer for her help with the organisation of such a huge day out!
Take a look at the photos and see how hard Winchcombe Abbey can party!