Dancing, Drumming, Donations & Dedication!

July 8, 2016

Over the past week St Giles children have been active in many areas. Sport, music and charity work has played a major part in school recently. We also have some exciting news to bring to you at the end of the Blog.


Year Six went to a dance Festival at Highfields Upper Site which culminated in them making up their own dance. The whole morning was very enjoyable and they worked really hard. Their finished work was impressive!













On Monday Years 4 and 5 held a Drumming Concert. The concert was performed after 30 weeks of music lessons from Wider Opportunities Scheme, that teaches music throughout schools in Derbyshire. They played Samba music, which originates from Brazil. The instruments the children played were Surdos Drums, small medium and large, Ganzás shakers, Agogô bells and Tamborim, with Paul the leader on the Whistle. After weeks of hearing drum noises coming from the hall it was indeed a surprise to hear the wonderfully uplifting concert from Years 4 and 5. Wider Opps will be back in September and the new Years 3 and 4 will be taking up the Ukulele with Paul.  

The music in the first video is called Carnival Groove. The second video shows all the instruments up close.


On Wednesday we had a Non-Uniform day as part of our Food for Thought Day. The children came in non-uniform and contributed £1 to help raise much needed funds for our local Foodbank in Clay Cross. In total we raised £70. The Trussell Trust do very valuable work in our community and as part as our Value: Service, this half term collected food donations for the Clay Cross Foodbank, serving our local community. Andrew, the Manager of the Clay Cross Foodbank, led our collective worship. The children asked him questions about the work of the Trussell Trust and he commented on what intelligent questions the children asked. We have been supporting the Clay Cross Foodbank for over 3 years now and all the school’s efforts are always greatly appreciated.