Casterton Primary Arts Day
Casterton College, Rutland invited all of our Year 5 and 6 children across to the secondary school to take part in a Primary Arts Day.
Along with children from four other primary schools, our children worked together with students from Casterton and staff from the music, art and drama departments to put together a showcase for parents by the end of the day. Our children had opted into either the art or the music sessions (perhaps we are doing too much drama at school at the moment with our pantomime rehearsals!)
The children who chose art worked together to create some beautiful hanging paper creations, including stars and baubles. Two children (and the headteacher!) took up the challenge of learning the ukulele in just one hour, in order to be able to play as part of a band. It was tricky at first, but we soon managed it! Olly worked with other children who already played instruments, to create a wind group. His 'oompah' on the tuba was very impressive! Most of us also got the opportunity to create a samba band as well.
At the end of the day we took part in performances of samba and 'Jingle Bell Rock' as well as displaying art work. We also had the opportunity to watch the drama group perform their work.
It was great to have the opportunity to visit Casterton and share some of their staff expertise, as well as having the opportunity to meet and work alongside other year 5 and 6 children.
Thank you to Casterton for inviting us - we look forward to another opportunity soon.