Archive: Jun 2015

  1. Dress up and Dance for Macmillan

    The usual smart St George’s uniforms were banished on Friday as grey shorts and pink dresses were swapped for crazy dance outfits and costumes ranging from Michael Jackson to a clown, to a neon fairy and even a killer whale, as children raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Each child donated £2 to the charity in order to come to school dressed in their most fun outfit and spend their day immersed in dance.

    Children spent their morning learning about dance from other countries and cultures, traditional dance costumes and different styles of dance music. Reception even got creative and made masks to wear while they were dancing.

    After lunch the playground was the liveliest venue in Dunstable as children happily whiled away their afternoon bopping in the sunshine. First off was a preview of their Arts Presentation Evening routines to the staff, followed by a huge freestyle circle which gave every child the chance to enter the circle and show off their own moves to the group. Before Home Time there was just enough for a St George’s mini-disco where children were let loose on the dance floor to make up their own dances to some of their favourite songs.

    Everyone had a fantastic day and we raised over £100 for Macmillan. Well done, Children!

  2. Music Week

    Priory Road has been alive with the sound of music!

    Priory Road has been alive with the sound of music these past few days as children at St George’s school have thrown themselves into Music Week with gusto.
    To kick off Music Week with a bang (quite literally!) Mr Marshall, the school’s resident drum and piano teacher came to give the children a drum workshop, teaching them about the different parts of the kit, wowing them with a demo and even letting a few lucky volunteers come up and have a go.

    Everyone had great fun taking part in activities throughout the week, including decorating trumpets, free percussion sessions and musical listening games for Reception, tambourine making for Year One, and rhythm workshops as well as an Orchestra Super Quiz for Years 1-6. Children learned to read, play and perform notated rhythms at varying levels and explored in depth the different sections and instruments in the orchestra. They had the opportunity to watch and listen to performances on the interactive whiteboard ranging from ‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ played by two flutes, to Pharell Williams’ ‘Happy’ on the trombone, to an incredible rendition of ‘Hedwig’s Theme’ from ‘Harry Potter’ played by The London Symphony Orchestra.

    The event culminated in a poster competition for children to design a Music Week poster, illustrating their favourite musical activities and things that they learned over the course of the week. The winning design (shown below) was a beautiful poster created by Esther in Year Two.

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