Queen Elizabeth Hall – Wow!
Oh, what a night. Edmund Waller took over the entire Queen Elizabeth Hall on Tuesday for our Summer Concert. It was quite an incredible evening, which showcased the learning across the school and the scope of our ambition and aspirations for the children who come here. A unique experience for many of our children, getting to perform on a stage like this.
A HUGE thank you to staff, parents and carers for making is happen.
Also special mentions to Mr. Barrett and the PTA for dreaming the dream and making it happen, respectively.
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Last Friday, the Year 3 children celebrated the end of their Dig for Victory topic with a VE Day celebration at school.
Megan: “VE Day celebrates the end of World War II in Europe (VE stands for Victory in Europe. Megan used to think that it meant ‘Victory for England’, so she has learnt something new). We usually celebrate on the 8th of May every year but our celebration was at the end of our topic in July. At the end of World War II, lots of communities had street parties, where they celebrated the end of the war together. Before our street party, we pretended to be different countries or dictators and we did a drama activity where we learnt the order in which different countries joined the war.”
Abdullahi: “I am going to explain how we got ready for our street party. We made Union Flags to decorate the playground and worked in a team to put out the tables and chairs. We had food to eat like biscuits, cake and sandwiches. I also drank lemon juice that was so sour, it made me run around the playground. In World War II, they didn’t have very much food, so people had a little ration book to make sure the food was shared out fairly. This was because the Germans used submarines to attack the boats with food on them. I am glad I did not live during World War II, the bombs would have been scary. Some of the bombs had teeth on them.”
The Year 6 children have created a brand new opera called Offline, which which will premier at 7pm on Thursday 20th July at The Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel.
Thea is a withdrawn, 12-year-old girl who sets out on a quest to find popularity. When she reaches her goal, she discovers that friendship can disappear at a click of a button. Life takes an unexpected turn as Thea comes face to face with a new friend who changes everything…
Tickets are now available to buy exclusively online(!) from the Genesis Cinema Box Office. Please select family tickets from the available options, which are priced at £5 each.