It was a busy final week before the holiday for pupils at Great Bedwyn CE School. Years 3-6 Pupils created a ‘history play in a day’ based on the history topics they had studied this term and every pupil in the school participated in an iSingPop concert in St Mary’s Church.
In drama workshops led by Lizzie Lewis groups of pupils created a scene based on the history topic they studied this term, ranging from the invasion of the Vikings, through democracy in ancient Greece, warfare in WWII and the rise and fall of the Aztec Empire.
The scenes were cleverly woven together by time travelling narrators who were endeavouring to complete a history project. These roles were played by the Year 6 House Captains.
The school day ended with a performance of the ‘history play in a day’ to younger pupils – those in KS1 and EYFS.
Principal, Michelle Perrett, said, “The children of Great Bedwyn have thoroughly enjoyed learning from the past and developed their skills of chronology, historical enquiry and interpretation. We are very grateful to Lizzie Lewis for sharing her time, skills and creativity.”
The whole school community was able to enjoy the iSingPop concert. Clementine in Class 4 described the concert as ‘Poptastic’ and has written the following review :
“On Monday 14th February 2022, the entire population of Great Bedwyn Primary School went down to St Mary’s Church to perform an amazing iSingPop concert. Interestingly, as we walked down to the church, I thought my tummy would explode with butterflies, but in the heat of the moment, I wanted it to last forever.
Unfortunately, in my mind, it was over as quick as a flash. Our iSingPop leaders, Carys and Jake led us throughout the whole production. Amazingly, we performed a total of 7 songs! Out of all of them, my favourite was called “Lighting up the world”, it was a beautiful song all about caring for our planet and loving God’s world.
Personally, the best moment for me was when we performed the last song “Thank you”. All the parents and members of our community in the audience were shown the dance moves and they joined in! We sang our hearts out and used sign language in the song’s dance moves. It was brilliant!
Although if I listed all of the highlights I would be here all day! Looking back, I feel so proud of what we, as a school, produced that Valentine’s Day night. The next day, I felt uplifted to remember the thunderous applause, flashing lights and immense emotions of a wonderful experience.”
By Clementine Class 4 Great Bedwyn CE School.