Pupils from Years 4,5 & 6 shared an amazing day with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In a range of workshops they played in an ‘air orchestra’; learnt a chorus from Carmen and played violins, guitars and percussion instruments in an orchestra. They then showed off all their new skills performing in a concert with the BSO – a brilliant day. Many thanks must go to the BSO; to Mrs Buckle and all the other volunteers and contributors who made it such a special day.
Singers from year 6 were welcomed at the Parish Tea Party where they entertained the parishioners with a selection of songs. Many thanks to them for some lovely singing and to the parish for delicious cake!
Year 6 children from St Mary’s Catholic and St Mark’s CE primary schools came together on April 3rd in Swanage Parish Church to learn about and sing Vespers with Fr Tim Lewis and the Team Rector, Very Revd John Mann, and directors of music Simon Lole and David Fawcett. We had a great time, culminating in a beautiful service attended by many parents. We’re looking forward to the next occasion when we can sing and worship together in this special way.
The key stage 2 choir were joined by members of the Purbeck Arts Choir for some carolling outside the Co-op to raise money for Swanage Hospital. Many thanks to all who sang; it really brightened up a cold Friday afternoon.
Year 3, 4 and 5 enjoyed a show by the Watoto Children’s Choir at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
The choir braved some awful weather to go Carol singing. They raised £85 for Julia’s House, amazing in only half an hour – must have been the friendly faces with the buckets! Well done to all of them.
On a very cold evening, our year 6 children, the school choir and instrumentalists, the Purbeck Arts Choir and a full congregation in excellent voice joined for a joyous celebration of the Christmas story.
Thank you to Mrs Buckle for arranging the concert for years 2 & 3, and to the wonderful secondary school musicians who performed. We loved the music and really enjoyed having a go at playing the instruments afterwards.
Children from our school choir finally took part in the performance of Ahoy! which they have been working towards for months. What a super evening! Children from local primary schools, ex-St Mary’s pupils, a large adult choir and a super band, as well as dancers from the Ranger School of Dance, all celebrating the recovery of the Mary Rose with sea shanties and new music. Thank you as always to Jay Buckle for leading us in this uplifting venture.