We were delighted to welcome our friends from the 46th African Children’s Choir. After singing with them at the Bethany Christian Centre, it was great to get to know them better when they came to join us for an afternoon in school. We know that this link has created a lasting friendship, and we look forward to writing to them on their return to Uganda.
Shakespeare Schools’ Festival
We are delighted to be taking part in Shakespeare Schools’ Festival in 2016. Our Year 5s are learning a 30 minute production of Macbeth, true to the original script, to perform in Durham’s Gala Theatre in November. We are enjoying rehearsals and our first theatre workshop in September was a really exciting experience.
Pupils in reception and year 1 have enjoyed taking part in workshops led by New Writing North this autumn. The children are looking forward to seeing the performance in West Rainton’s Jubilee Hall in October before doing some writing all about their experiences.
Visit from New York Brass
What an enjoyable afternoon we had when New York Brass came to visit Year 4 in July as part of Durham City’s streets of brass festival. The children, who have been learning brass instruments all year with Mr Freney, took part in an intense workshop before playing ‘A Message To You Rudy’ for the entire community at home time.