I love rock and roll...

On January 31st, Year 6 went to The Genting Arena, Birmingham to take part in Young Voices. After plenty of rehearsal time, and a well-needed dinner break, at 7pm we sang out hearts out. We performed a range of songs, that we had been practising in our music lessons and showed some great dance moves. We enjoyed watching various performers - the Beatbox Collective were a strong favourite. It was no surprise there were a few sleepy heads on the coach journey home. 

Here is what some of the children have said about their experience at Young Voices:

"The amount of fun, from 1 to 10, was 1 million!" - Declan 

"Young Voices was great and everybody had the best time of our lives and didn't stop to have a break." - Aldo 

"It was a magical night all the lights were bright and it was amazing" - Lourdess

"It was jaw-dropping and amazing there was an unbelieveble amount of people i realy enjoyed the experience" -Jacob

"Young Voices was a magical experience we sang with Natalie Williams and we had David Lawerence as our conductor. Everyone had such a good day"-Niamh

"The people who were there were: David Lawerence, Beatbox Collective, Andy, Tabby O'Callaghan and Tim. I really enjoyed the event" - Kenton

'Young Voices was a night I'd never forget: the atmosphere was brilliant with all the detailed lights.' - Ellie

All aboard! - 'What is that woolly four-legged creature?'

Suitcases, children, gas masks, mums... what was it like to be an evacuees? How did it feel when they left the city? What did they experience? This week we've walked a mile in their shoes and explored the situation they were in through dramatic conventions.

The children watched videos and listened to some extracts from evacuees on the day they were evacuated. They then created Tableaux's -  still, independent images - of what the stages of that day looked like. 

The children told us that it helped them 'see it through their eyes', 'experience their emotions', 'imagine what it was like'.

With all those feelings and ideas, we created a whole classs evacuee train. Miss Hasker's class even managed to turn it into the mannequin challenge! Although, one mannequin was a mover!


We were able to channel all the emotions: the excitment; the sadness; the worry and curiousity! We created a busy freeze frame and then were able to use this to develop our detailed diary entry of an evacuee. 

Those woolly, four-legged creatures were sheep - apparently!

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