Wow, what a spectacular opening ceremony this morning. It really helped to show how hard the children have worked over the last two weeks. Each class chose a country/continent and created a display based around it - our Fairy Bridge has now turned into Tower Bridge so that our Olympic Torch runners are able to run along it!
Each class also worked with Susannah from Theatrix on a dance or song for our Olympics Opening Ceremony event. See below to see which parts of the World we have been learning about and the wonderful art/dances they have produced.
Reception Class - Mexico (they danced around the hall to a well known Mexican tune)
Year 1 - Australia (they sang Waltzing Matilda and created a play about the story)
Year 2 - China (they did a Chinese Dragon parade dance)
Class 3/4 - Greece (they performed a tricky, traditional Greek dance)
Class 4/5 - France (four fantastique French speakers introduced the rest of the class's Can-Can)
Class 6 - Africa (they drummed, sang and danced to 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight')
To end the ceremony the whole school paraded around the hall along to some rousing Hungarian music waving their flags and finished with an excellent rendition of Gary Barlow's Sing (see below). Well done to the brave few Reception children who sang the opening and closing lines on their own.
Well done to all the children and staff for putting on such a brilliant performance. The opening ceremony to London 2012 Olympics has a lot to live up to now! Thank you also to Susannah Hodgson from Theatrix for helping us to put this whole assembly together and enabling us to make our ambitious ideas a reality.
It was great to have such an enthusiastic crowd too, all the parents and family members who came along really got into the spirit of things and clapped and danced along. There were a few audience members reduced to tears by the song choice and beautiful singing too - sorry!