On the 5th March we celebrated World Book Day and both staff and pupils embraced the opportunity to come to school dressed as a character from a book. Across the school the children took part in various fun and creative reading and writing opportunities to really promote a love of books and of reading, not just for pleasure but also for a purpose.
On Tuesday we took a coach full of excited children to the Young Voices 2020 concert in London.
The children had been practising for weeks for this annual trip where choirs from all over the South East descend upon the 02 Arena. This in turn makes a choir of 8,400 children singing in unison in an arena full of proud parents, family and friends. This is a trip that we do every year, it gives some of our children an opportunity to visit this iconic venue and experience life outside of Herne Bay.
Tony Hadley headlined this year and the children were excited to perform alongside him. Ruti, who won The Voice last year also sang with the children. So many of our parents came and supported their children and the enthusiasm from everyone shone through.
Once the concert finished it was time to take a weary group of children back home, many of them fell asleep on the coach!
Enrichment is such a key part of school life at Herne Bay Junior School and something we will continue to embrace.
Some of our children were lucky enough to travel to London today and see the west end musical Mary Poppins! We had a minibus full of excited children who took in all the landmarks in London on their way to the Prince Edward theatre. The atmosphere once inside the theatre was magic, ice creams were ordered, programmes studied and then it was showtime! The first half had the children asking how you spelt supercalifragilisticexpialidocious which was a challenge for Mrs Amos!!
Through the month of November, Herne Bay Junior’s Litter Vengers worked with local artists at The Seaside Museum, William Street, Herne Bay. They spent many enjoyable hours, across three key sessions, creating storyboards, puppets and ideas to make an animation as part of The Really Rubbish Exhibition. We feel so proud of the finished creation and feel sure you will too!
Why don’t you pop along to our local Seaside Museum and take a peep at this amazing exhibition. There is also an opportunity to share the film itself with family and friends on this page (see the link below).
We were very fortunate to be nominated as a school by Clare Edwards, Director of Learning and Events for Young Voices for our children to be filmed by ITV Meridian News rehearsing for their concert in 2020. There was huge excitement when the call came from Meridian to say they were coming and a great afternoon was had by all showcasing what they are learning for the Young Voices Concert at the 02 Arena in London next year. Some of the choir members were interviewed and asked about why they love to be part of this amazing event and this will be aired on the ITV Meridian News in the coming days.