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Gymnastics - Kent County Finals.
On Tuesday 20th June the Gymnastics teams from Year 5/6 and 3/4 went to Maidstone to compete in the Kent County Finals. It was a very hot day. When we arrived we ate out lunch and prepared for the competition. Warm up exercises were in a very hot gymnasium, with over 550 children from all over Kent taking part. All those taking part had already won their local area competitions. We did Body Management, Vault and Floor excercises. The scores for all the schools were added together and schools notified of the results. Mrs Crane, who has been coaching the children, announced the results in Celebration Assembly; the Year 5/6 team won the finals and are the Kent Champions; the Year 3/4 team narrowly missed out on third place, by 0.7 points, and finished in 4th place overall. Both teams did amazingly well and Mrs Crane is very proud of them. Year 5/6 Team: Kitty, Daniel, Eva & Cerys. Year 3/4 Team: Tippi-Rose, Ella, Kia & Aayanan.
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Orchestra – June 2017
On Thursday 8th June 2017, 15 children went to St Johns primary school for an orchestra workshop afternoon. There were lots of different instruments there, including trumpets, trombones, French horns, violins, cellos, flutes, recorders, clarinets and a bassoon. There were over 100 children playing the different instruments.
We played three different pieces which were Night on a Bare Mountain, the William Tell Overture and the James Bond theme. First of all we split into sections to rehearse. The sections were strings, woodwind, percussion and brass. Then we came together to practise the pieces all the way through before finally we performed the pieces to an audience of our family and friends.
We all had a great time playing with such a large orchestra and learning the music.
The adults were all so immensely proud of the children’s hard work practising the songs and of their impeccable behaviour throughout the afternoon.
All of the performances were recorded and Night on a Bare Mountain will hopefully appear on the BBC website as a part of their Ten Pieces project which aims to expose primary children to classical music.