Music keeps you happy , healthy and humble
Today, we were joined by some rock musicians who sang and rocked for us! They belong to a rockschool club called ‘irock’. They teach children to form bands and play the instruments. During the session, they chose some children to play the instruments – or should I say – ‘jam’ !
Toby, a boy in year 6 was in his element and performed alongside them on the rock guitar with a little tune from ‘Nivada!’
Here are a few photos of the event:
Young Voices 2017
On Friday January 20th 2017 year 4, 5 and 6 – together with their courageous teachers – took part in another ‘Young Voices’ concert at the O2 in London. We were joined by a few more children from across the country… 7,810 to be precise! It was a wonderful day and the weather, children and teachers were all amazing!
We travelled by train from Alton Station in the morning and arrived at the O2 via the tube at midday. Lunch and toilet were the next priority; after that we all went for a stroll around the front of the O2. Photographs were taken by a very skilled photographer …. me! Everyone was eager to get into the arena to begin rehearsals.
We sang and bopped between 2pm and 5pm. Tea was then ordered and we managed to find a space to sit and eat yet more sandwiches before having to be seated again as parents began arriving. The concert started at 7.15pm and we were part of a fantastic two hours which included not only us singers but ‘famous’ guest singers, guitarists, be-boxers, dancers and of course the excellent band. I can vouch that both children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the experience even if a little weary.
We then made our way back to Waterloo Station; with luck on our side, and a quick sprint to the train we managed to get an earlier one than predicted. So a great big well done to everyone involved – including parents who came up to watch the concert and those who
had to sit up late to collect their children at 11.15pm
I will post images soon… so keep checking the website!
Music and Magic Makes for a Marvellous Morning
Today the whole school went on a musical trip to hear some classical ‘live’ orchestral music at Guildford’s G-Live venue. There were many other schools and we were lucky enough to be seated at the front. Music by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and a musical story by Hans Christian Anderson – ‘Tubby the Tuba’, was interwoven with a variety of magic – one included a very long balloon being swallowed.
We all enjoyed the concert and towards the end had an obligatory song to sing- a-long to. During one of the pieces, Charlie was spotted dancing away and getting into the feel of the music. So, when a selection of children were required, who better to ask than our very own Charlie in Oaks Class!
Yes…he really is levitating!
Well done Charlie, we were all very proud of you.
Christmas has finally arrived in School this week! Ks2 went into action and decorated classrooms and trees. Infact, Santa’s Elves would be proud!
This afternoon, December 5th, the school choir had their first performance at The older Peoples Residence in Holybourne. The children sang beautifully and thrilled the residents. Many lovely comments were heard and afterwards, the residents had prepared a mini tea party for the children.
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon….bringing Christmas through song! http://binstedschool.co.uk/the-binsted-school-singers/
Jingle Bells with bells department! Here we go….carol number 1 Afternoon tea …after a lovely Christmas Sing!
In the moment…fantastic!