Mardi etait vraiment bien! (Apologies for the poor french!)
The children looked brilliant in their red, white and blue for our Bastille Day celebrations. We looked at the Eiffel Tower and recreated it with art straws. Some children decided to add some colouring in the background. They have made their way home now, and I'm sure you will agree that they have made some really effective pieces of art!
Parents and family members then visited the school in the afternoon to celebrate all that the children have achieved throughout the year. I felt very proud, there was a real buzz in the school, a sense of community and a feeling of success! It was also wonderful to see so many people, the school looked amazing thank you to all the staff and children for their hard work and thank you to you for your interest and support.
On the evening Thursday 15th June, our newly formed Arts Council together with Ms Lane and Mrs Donoghue, proudly presented our first Arts Festival. Ms Lane joined the school in January 2014, she herself attended the Royal Guildhall of music and is an accomplished Clarinetist! Between us we have been planning organising this event over the last couple of years and I am delighted it has now finally been born. Indeed it was an amazing evening, one to watch out for next year as it will be an annual event! At the end of the evening Ms Lane announced:
"This year we have been proud to bring you a celebration of the Arts. Alongside this celebration we would like to make a presentation acknowledging the outstanding contribution to the Arts by one of our children. The Lindsay Roberts Arts Award recognises talent, commitment and aspiration towards achievement in the Arts, be it at performance level of something someone has simply done for joy.
The recipient of this award has been a committed musician since the age of 2. They have hands in many musical pots; a Cellist, a Singer and a Cornetist. They dedicate daily practice sessions to their instruments of choice as well as time at the weekend participating in their local Colour Strings Group. In their recent Grade 3 Cello exam they were awarded a high merit. They have performed numerous solos as part of the school choir and have been invited to become a member of the Cranbrook Town Brass Band. This person is also a budding actress, recently awarded a distinction in her LAMDA Grade 1 exam, she is part of the Italia Conti theatre group in Tunbridge Wells and the East Sutton Community Youth Centre. Currently, she is part of our School Arts Council and we very much look forward to seeing her name up in lights. Congratulations on your Music Scholarship to Sutton Valence, Martha Tatnel."
If you missed the event don't worry you can watch this video to get a feel of evening:
Well done to all the children who performed and produced wonderful art work for the event, the staff, the children who helped with the lighting and sound, the PTFA for serving refreshments and of course to you the parents who continue to support your children and the school. I am looking forward to next year already! Click here to look at the gallery.