The children enjoyed a really wonderful concert at Birmingham, joining with thousands of other children as part of the Young Voices Choir. They have been rehearsing with Mrs Boyers for many weeks, and all the hard work certainly paid off, as we sang and performed so amazingly well.
There were so many highlights for us all:
"I like how we all came from different schools but when we started singing we came together as one." (Sophie)
"It was an amazing last Young Voices for me. I will never forget it." (Eliza)
"I loved all the songs and I loved being with my friends."
It was a memorable night for all the children, and we know that our parents had a wonderful evening too. What a fantastic start to the week!
We have a very exciting year ahead, with many celebrations planned to mark the 400th anniversary of education in Brigstock. This week, we launched our new 'Brigstock Through the Ages' Day 10:10 unit. All of the children were given a time period from 1620 through to the present day, and they came dressed in appropriate clothing for attending school in that particular year. In 1620, there were no girls at school, so there were only boys in Ms Ovenden's school room! By 1800, some girls were allowed to attend school to learn sewing- so we sewed as if in the 1800 sewing room. Sally Wilks helped us to create a fantastic Victorian classroom, and we even had schoolrooms from the 1950s and into the 2000s. It was a great experience, and we have shared our individual experiences in our free-writing Friday.
"I can't believe girls didn't always go to school. We are much luckier now."
"I learnt so much and it was good to see how all the clothes have changed over the time from 1620. It was hard to do everything in a long skirt!"
"I found the whole afternoon so interesting. We are lucky to do such amazing things."
Our children have all made us so proud with their amazing performances this week. Our youngest children performed a very traditional nativity, supported by Years 5 and 6, who narrated the story so beautifully- with some excellent singing too. Years 1,2,3 and 4 performed 'Silent Night', and we were all so impressed with the singing, dancing and acting skills of all the children. Everyone worked as a great team to put together such memorable performances for packed audiences. Thank you to everyone who supported us and shared this really lovely evening. We certainly put some sparkle into Christmas on a cold, wet night.