Friday, 16 June 2017

Week Ending 16th June 2017

Our Key Stage Two cricket teams have been superstars this week!  All three teams won their first round matches in the inter-schools tournament at Dunstable Cricket Club, and have got through to the regional finals.  These take place next week, so good luck wishes go to all our cricketers!

Year 6 Girls

Years 5 and 6 Boys

Years 3 and 4
We have had a busy week, with lots of visitors, including representatives from various Secondary and Middle Schools, who came to meet the new students who will be starting with them in September.  

On Wednesday, the "Dragons" came back in to give feedback to our Year 6 Enterprise children on their business pitches from last week.  They praised the children on their presentation skills and commented favourably on how their business skills have developed, giving lots advice and encouragement.  Thank you to Mr McDermid, Mrs Ross, Miss Beale for giving up their time to take part in EBA Dragons' Den.

On Thursday morning, our kitchen staff were up bright and early once again, preparing delicious cooked breakfasts in celebration of Fathers' Day.  Plenty of Dads and Grandads took the opportunity to come into school and enjoy eggs, bacon and all the trimmings with their children and grandchildren.  After eating their fill, some of our guests then ventured up onto the field to work off their breakfast with sports in the sunshine (cricket of course!).  It was a lovely occasion - thank you to all who came to join us.

Friday saw another early EBA start for some of us...  Fifteen Year Six children plus Mrs Slatter, Mrs Young and Mrs Flitton boarded a coach from school at 6.30am, bound for France, and a packed weekend of trips, activities and excitement at the Chateau de Chateraine, a Kingswood activity centre in Normandy.  

On the agenda is a trip to the town of Rouen, a visit to a chocolatier, a day visiting the WWI battlefields and war graves, and much more.  We can't wait to hear about all their adventures when they return on Monday afternoon!  

On Friday, we also welcomed more guests to the school.  We were visited by children from Edlesborough School, and by "Kimber's Men", a folk music quartet, who specialise in sea shanties and songs.

Our school choir has been learning a selection of sea shanties, which they will perform, along with children from Edlesborough School Choir, at the "Edlefest" Music Festival at Edlesborough Church on Friday evening.  The two children's choirs will be performing as "Kimber's Kids" alongside Kimber's Men.

Friday afternoon was a rehearsal for the evening performance, and the sound of song coming from the School Hall was wonderful, with the children's voices accompanied by the close acapella harmonies of the men.  It promises to be a fabulous night of music at the Church on the Hill, and a marvelous opportunity for our School Choir to sing in public alongside some talented professional musicians.