8 children from Year 6 made up the team from Cragside competing in this term’s Ousebun Learning Trust Badminton Competition. Playing against 5 other schools from the Trust, our children were a credit to the school showing fantastic teamwork, sportsmanship and spirit. We came fourth overall, with West Jesmond taking home the trophy beating Ravenswood by just 3 points.
This week Scottish Opera came to school to work with our Year 5 children on an opera entitled ‘Warriors’ which was all about the terracotta army. Over a period of weeks, the children have worked extremely hard to learn the songs (some of which were pretty tricky).
On the day of the performance, they were given stage directions and movements to accompany the songs as well as some pretty cool costumes.
All of the children had a fantastic time working with Scottish Opera and we all hope that they will visit us again next year.
The school choir sang their hearts out at the City Hall together with all other schools in the Ouseburn Trust. The theme this year was “Work Songs” and Cragside chose to sing Nine To Five by Dolly Parton and Hard Day’s Night by the Beatles.
Last Friday, Year 3 and 4 children went to the Sage, Gateshead to experience a classical concert. It was performed by the Royal Northern Sinfonia in the main concert hall on behalf of the new CBBC programme, Ten Pieces. This project is hoping to introduce children to a whole new genre of music… We were able to sit right at the front of the auditorium and it was great to see the children enthralled by the music. The orchestra not only played some popular classic pieces from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony to Greig’s, ‘In the hall of the Mountain King’.
If you would like to find out more why not check out their webpage at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/16ndky0F6hMWvJ3Xcbc44Dq/ten-pieces-primary