KS1’s Christmas Show was a TRIUMPH! The children in Years 1 and 2 could not have been more enthusiastic! The quality of their singing, dancing and acting just blew the sell-out audience away. One grandmother said, “They just were so confident, I couldn’t believe it!”
Needless to say, the children have worked incredibly hard to reach the standard they demonstrated yesterday. But they clearly enjoyed it with smiles all round!
A huge big thank you also to all the teachers, who show great skills, commitment and patience in supporting the children to perform!
A huge big thank you to all the amazing members of the PTA for a brilliant evening last week. Much enjoyed by all and with more than £3,000 raised for school funds. A huge amount of work went in behind the scenes and we are enormously grateful.
This year’s Christmas Music Concert was truly spectacular. The quality of the musical performances was amazing … and with the added bonus this year of the steel pans. Ms Griffin is now leading music at Greenleaf and has done a brilliant job—not only with producing this year’s music concert, but also in teaching our Year 6 children to play the steel pans! A real achievement! Thank you also to our lovely peripatetic music teachers—Yvonne, Pete and Caoimhe!
Greenleaf took a moment today to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice and also to remember all those, from whichever country, who have sacrificed their lives in wars and conflicts around the globe.
Thank you to our friends at the Royal British Legion who joined us and made our assembly even more special. A bugler played the Last Post, with the standards dipped, followed by the exhortation, by Andy, one of the ex-servicemen:
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them.”
The end of the one minute’s silence was signalled by the bugler playing the Reveille.
Throughout, the children were incredibly respectful. This was a very poignant event for staff and children and one which will stay in our memories for ever!
Greenleaf in touching distance to a Gold Medal winner!
We were honoured to welcome the Gold Medallist Athlete, Bianca Williams, to our assemblies this week. She shared stories of her journey to excellence; describing commitment, determination, resilience and what can be achieved through hard work.
She inspired us all. Thank you so much for taking time out of your training schedule to come and motivate us all. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing her again soon.
So much has happened since we arrived on Monday – visits to the beach, Honfleur (a beautiful Normandy port), an apple and cider farm and today – the most amazing dairy farm, where all the children got to milk a cow … by hand!