On Tuesday 19th March, the choir had a fantastic experience of singing alongside 4000 students from the south-east of the UK. They spent a few months preparing the songs and actions and it was incredible hearing all the voices singing as one.
The event told the story of Moses and the exodus out of Egypt through music by the All Souls Orchestra as well as dance and acting. All the students thoroughly enjoyed it and the adults even got a tad teary during Amazing Grace!
We have loved celebrating all things book-related this week! We have been welcoming a Mystery Reader into each class each day; stopping whatever we were doing and grabbing a book for ‘Drop Everything and Read’; swapping our World Book Day vouchers for a free book at Daunt bookshop; sharing books with our parents on Thursday afternoon and wearing our pyjamas to school! It really has been a fantastic week.
A special thank you goes to Mr Knight for organising it all, and to the parents and carers who have supported us by sharing stories, customising pyjamas and most importantly, inspiring a love of reading in our children.
On Friday we had a film crew in school who were making a promotional video as part of Westminster Council’s #dontbeidle campaign. Pupils from Year 5 and 6 had starring roles and showed a great deal of talent! We will let you know when the finished film is available for viewing.
On Friday 25th January, some of the Faith Council attended a special thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral, organised by the LDBS. The service was attended by schools from the Diocese of London, who came together to give thanks for the work that schools do. We were really excited to hear from Bishop Sarah, the Bishop of London, who answered some of the children’s questions. It was a wonderful afternoon.
On Monday, we held our annual carol service at St Mary’s church. The children sang beautifully and were accompanied by some members of the St Mary’s church band – thank you for lending us your talent! It was a really lovely afternoon.
On Monday 3rd December, we were treated to a performance by the cellists and violinists in Years 1, 2 and 3. They showed us the skills they have been practising this term, as well as playing some of the pieces they’ve learnt. It was very impressive – we have some very talented musicians at St Mary’s!
We had our Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December and it was a really fantastic occasion! Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported it – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
We would like to say a special thank you to the Friends for all their hard work in planning and organising the fair (as well as tidying up afterwards!) Your support is really appreciated.
The fair raised £1575.44 which was amazing! We are going to put the money towards updating and improving the playground.