Look at some of the fantastic book characters we found in school today …
Primary 6 had a fantastic afternoon sharing their songs and poems with a group of invited guests before sharing a traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties.
It was a delight to welcome a capacity crowd to Leith Academy on Wednesday night for Lorne’s Got Talent. With staging, lighting and sound organised by Craig and Jack (senior pupils) a trio of celebrity judges, our own dynamic duo compering the evening and of course our talented pupils – we knew we were in for a great evening. The acts performing showcased a wide range of talents that included; singing, dancing, art, science experiments, comedy, musical ability and magic. The audience responded appreciatively cheering and encouraging the pupils. The two hours sped past and at the end – all were in agreement that every child taking part showed amazing confidence and that each and every one was a winner. It will be hard to top next year with the bar set so high – but we are already putting plans in place to make sure this becomes a permanent fixture and bigger and better next year.
On our return from the Easter holiday we will have a week with the Rookie Rock Star team. There is a FAQ sheet that describes the sessions attached to both our noticeboards. In simple terms, all pupils together will learn and record a CD of five rock songs. The following week we will run two evening performances where everyone can dress up and see the performance live. We will split the school in half – P1 to P7 – so that we can accommodate all of the parents who wish to come and attend the show. The company make their money by selling tickets to the performances and for copies of the CD. There is no pressure to attend or purchase the CD. We have asked RRS in because we think that this will be a great learning experience to work alongside musicians and create a whole school performance.
On Friday 3rd of March children and adults came to school dressed as their favourite book characters. Here are a few of the characters caught on camera.
Good Vibrations was an interactive show which followed two friends as they discovered how to create their own music.
With the help of the children their journey began by exploring sound; what it is, how it’s produced and how to make different sounds.
They then finished their exploration by looking at how modern technology allows us to vary and make sounds by creating a piece of music with the class.