Summing up our Fantastic African Term 2017…
The children and staff of St George’s have had an incredible journey around Africa in the Summer Term term through learning, art, trips and our carnival. We’ve had parents come in to school to talk with children or teach dances, carry out lots of art activities and the children have been cooking some tasty African foods. The parents were all invited to attend a workshop with their child where the focus was on a particular African art. We have had the whole school trip to the Safari Park which was organised meticulously by Mrs Doyle with the help from other members of staff. The children, parents and staff had a great day out that will always be remembered. Even the Summer Fayre had African themed stalls such as ‘guess the height of the giraffe’ or Year 4’s incredible African Jewellery. The African term included our amazing production of African Adventure - ROAR which was led by Year 6.
AND FINALLY…. We concluded our theme last Friday with our spectacular carnival. Local artist, Gary Jones, had a workshop with some of the children and created some very exciting African costumes and props for the carnival. The children looked incredible parading around the local park where the Bostin Brass Pop Up Band played for us. Then we all returned to school where the children performed for the parents. Afterwards, some children changed into traditional clothes and had a fashion parade. We finished the morning with a HUGE feast to which the parents kindly contributed. A massive thank you to Debbie, our cook, who ensured plenty of food for all! One of the best parts was seeing so many people coming together as the real family of St Georges.
This has been an incredible learning journey for both the children and staff. It would not have been possible without Mrs Doyle who should be commended for her efforts in preparing the staff so well for this topic and the hard work and attention to detail that she has given.
Whole School Trip to the SAFARI PARK
The whole school went together to West Midlands Safari Park. It was such a lovely day and everyone’s spirits were high. First, we went around the safari where we saw animals from all over the world, including lions and giraffes. Afterwards, we had lunch and then went around to see other animals such as the parakeets, bats and lemurs. Most of the school went to watch the sea lion show and we broke into song: “Circle of Life’ and surprised the rest of the crowd! The day was one to remember and enjoyed by all! Take a look at just a few of the photos from the day.
ROAR – African Adventure Review
I wanted to write as the very thrilled and humbled Chair of Governor's at St George's to say how very, very, very proud I am of all of the children, staff and parents who worked so hard, so very professionally and so very enthusiastically to deliver the awesome performances of this year's School Production, ROAR - African Adventure!
As a parent for some ten year's now of pupils from St Georges Primary, I have enjoyed some terrific performances over the years, but the quality of acting, singing, dancing, comedy, costume and set design, plus some incredible make up, across every year group, was outstanding in 2017 !!! Year Six especially worked so positively and creatively together, I know in some cases even stepping in at short notice to major roles, in order to support their peers who were unable to take part. I really hope that they will be able to treasure this special event for many, many years, as they move on soon into the wider world of Secondary education. Please pass on my congratulations, immense pride and very best wishes to all pupils, staff and parents involved in our school production. Well done one and all! You have all done yourselves, your school and your community proud and are a credit to our St George's Family.
Paul Manning, Chair of Governors