On Friday we enjoyed listening to the musical talents of our pupils on the piano, violins and guitars in our Musical Extravaganza performance for parents and children. Thanks to Mrs Hurley and Mr Duesbury for all their hard work this term supporting our young musicians’ learning and progress.
The end of term sparks another chance for the children to demonstrate their musical talents. This term’s musical extravaganza was no exception!
In October we were invited to take part in a project to produce an inspiring piece of music to be performed at the Cumbria Primary Heads’ Conference. We were filmed signing and singing a specially adapted version of “You Raise Me Up” to be accompanied by a live soloist. Here is the finished film, get your tissues at the ready! (The musical intro has no images for the first 44s)
We finished our summer term in style with a junior performance of Jonah – A Fishy Tale. Acting and singing with gusto, telling the tale of Jonah and the Whale. Thanks to Aggie for the photos.
We had a visit from Tim Farron, our local MP and Liberal Democrat leader, he was joined by our local councillor Annie Rawlinson. They participated in mock parliament with Scafell Class and listened to the classes concerns about speeding traffic in the village. He also visited the other classes and got a flavour of the school.
Tim said: “Annie and I had a fantastic visit to Levens Primary School. We discussed the role of both local and national politics, and it was good to hear the students’ views. The pupils showed great enthusiasm for their projects, in particular the work they had been doing about speeding. It was wonderful to see how much the students cared about their community, and their determination to make a positive difference.”
The sun shone for this years sports day. We did a circus of team activities followed by some flat races. It was a hard fought competition but this years winners were Yellow Team.
Scafell Class enjoyed a fantastic day scrambling up Stickle Ghyll in Langdale last week with four instructors from Dallam Outdoors. Although the day started with a torrential downpour, the sun began to shine as we climbed up through the stream, clambered over boulders and showered under waterfalls. The children supported each other at each stage of the scramble working together as a team! This trip was paid for by our sports funding which comes from central government and is allocated to provide sporting experiences in addition to the PE curriculum in school.
We had a lovely sunny day canoeing on Coniston Water. Dallam Outdoor took us out on the water. We paddled over to Wild Cat Island, of Swallows and Amazons fame, had our lunch and the paddled back. There was just time for a quick splash about in the very cold lake!
As part of this term’s Rocks project we had a visit to Back Lane Quarry near Carnforth. We saw the whole process, extracting the rock, crushing it and sorting it into different sizes. We saw the big machines and discussed what the different rock products were used for. The highlight of the trip was watching them blast a new face! Thanks to everyone at Aggregate Industries.
Very well done to our school skiing team who took part in an inter-schools competition on Kendal’s slopes this week. There were over 100 children taking part from 10 different local schools. Levens’ team won the under 7s category and we are extremely proud of their success.