Thank you so much for all your beautifully wrapped, generous boxes that will no doubt bring much happiness to many children this Christmas.
Thank you also to the Yeats House members who worked very hard to move the 178 boxes from our school into the Trussell Trust Van. We were told that for now at least, we hold the record amount of boxes that a school has donated this year!
After lunch, we spent some time in the exhibition and finished up by looking at authentic Shakespearean costumes and trying some of them on. All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Our girls joined over 300 children from nine other schools. Renowned composer/conductor, Alexander L’Estrange, taught the massed choirs his 2013 work “Zadok Rules – Hallelujah!” as well as three popular songs from World War I. He was supported by Peter Allwood, of the National Youth Music Theatre, who led the children in an amusing tongue-twister song about coffee cups and coffee pots!
It was an exhausting but exciting and rewarding day.
The class delighted in handling Roman artefacts; it was amazing to hold and examine objects that were really made by people living nearly 2000 years ago! Our tour around the Roman gallery was hugely entertaining; discovering how gladiators trained, how Roman baths were built, what it was like to go shopping, and many other fascinating facts.