Wow - what a week!
- Last Updated: Friday, 27 November 2015 11:22
This has been a hugely exciting week here at The Grange!
It started last weekend with our 'Resolution' dancers performing in the Northampton Strictly Junior dance competition. The children were from Years 4,5,& 6 and had been working hard to ensure their performance was polished and professional. The competition took place in the Derngate theatre in Northampton and the children all enjoyed dancing in such an arena. Mrs Bailey and Mrs Craig report that the children performed excpetionally well and, as always, were a credit to our school. They finsihed in joint seventh place and now have an anxious wait to find out if they have qualified for the county finals later in the year. Well done to them all.
On Monday, our girls' football team took part in a tournament at Moulton College. 8 girls from years 5 & 6 took part and Mr Davies was impressed with how well they played. The girls finished 9th out of 22 teams and we are hugely proud of their success. Mr Davies reports that their behaviour was outstanding throughout the tournament and he was approached by teachers from other schools, congratulating the girls on their behaviour. Well done girls.
On Tuesday, our choir, Harmony, travelled to London to perform at the Royal Albert Hall. The 28 children, made up from Years 3,4,5 & 6, had been working in collaboration with county music services to perform a piece called 'The Mighty Sky'. Daventry Music Service coordinated this event, allowing us to collaborate, and sing with, schools from Kirklees and the Chilterns. The children, and staff, were all very excited - especially when we arrived in London and entered the Royal Albert Hall. It is a hugely impressive building - make sure you've had a look at our photos on our Twitter and Facebook pages. We spent the day rehearsing and then had a chance to visit the Science Musuem. The children all thoroughly enjoyed this additional treat. In the evening, we took our places in the choir stalls and watched the hall fill with a huge audience. We enjoyed watching the first half performances from youth groups from all over the country. We performed first in the second half and we all really enjoyed performing in such a prestigious place. We've been excited all week; not quite believing that we've performed in one of the world's most acclaimed concert venues. It certainly was a once in a lifetime experience.
Finally, as we approach Christmas, we will have a huge number of activities and events taking place. Be sure to check this week's special Christmas-events edition of our school newsletter, to stay up-to-date with all the arrangements.