Inspiring Young ( and not so young) Minds

On Friday an excited group of 70 children and 9 adults set off to take part in Young Voices at Wembley Centre. This was a new venture for all of us and we weren’t disappointed. Taking part in a school choir with over 4000 singers, plus a number of very talented musicians and dancers proved to be a truly inspirational and memorable occasion for everyone. Yes, it was a long day for children and adults alike, but those who were privileged enough to be there saw once again the power of music and dance to provide a genuinely uplifting experience.

Earlier in the week we had a training session led by a number of members of staff. The themes for the session were strategies to improve reading in school and “Deep Diving”, the latter being a phrase that is currently becoming very popular meaning looking at a particular area of learning or subject in real detail. The training was excellent and showed once again the quality of work and commitment from members of staff to improve the quality of children’s learning in school.

As a school were are becoming increasingly aware of environmental issues and what we can do in this vital area. Last week we held our inaugural swap shop, which enabled children to bring books and other things that they have finished reading and then change them for items other children had finished using. As you would expect it proved to be a real success, with children happy to have more books to read and games to play as well as taking part in a practical example of re-using as opposed to wasting.