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Young Carer's Day

Young Voices - Junior Choir

Mrs Gwillam took the Junior choir to the O2 in Greenwich for their annual 'Young Voices Choir'.

They were not alone, but part of a group of over 120,000 excited singing school children aged from 6-13.

This event is a particular favourite for Mrs Gwillam and of course the choir. It is an opportunity to become part of a united singing voice, which is a remarkable experience for our choir. The songs and dances they learn before the event range from folk, pop, rock and classical to give our aspiring vocalist a varied genre.

The group which organises the events believe that children's confidence will be boosted and it will provide them with lifelong memories. The Young Voices Choir has been in existence for 21 years and has raised over 1 million pounds for charities such as CLIC Sargent, Nordolf Robbins and many more. We at Orchard are always so proud to be involved in such a worthwhile organisation.... and to have lots of fun along the way!

This is an unmissable opportunity for our school choir and to sing in huge arenas alongside some of the most talented & well known artists from the world of music. The artists included Natalie Williams- a popular soul/jazz artist, singer & songwriter. The Beatbox Collective kept everyone entertained with their amazing sounds using only their mouths! Tabby Callaghan, a guitar slinging performer wowed everyone with his high energy performances. Of course, Urban Strides were with us again and they had the children and their parents up on their feet dancing!

Hearing the sound of thousands of children singing in harmony is an amazing connection for them to be part of. Young Voices combines the power of singing together as one, with accompaniment from a wide range of musicians and artists, to create an amazing performance.

Mrs Gwillams favourite was 'Maliswe', a song from South Africa, which sounded amazing as we were accompanied by African drums! Of course 'Pop Medley' had all the Young Voices Choir and their teachers up singing and dancing with great enthusiasm and gusto!

Thank you Mrs Gwillam for your time and devotion for making it possible for Orchard Junior Choir to take part in this event,

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Little Scientist Workshop

Little Scientist Workshop for Nursery children and parents /Carers

The children have great fun having lunch together with their friends, parents and carers before starting the workshop.

Listening to the story of The Hungry Caterpillar the after doing a threading activity.

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Choir News

The Choir were very busy over the Christmas period, fund raising for 2 charities.

We ran a raffle and also sang Christmas songs on the school drive.

We raised money to support 2 charities:

- Delmelza House

- The Nigeria, Go back to School Project!

We are delighted to tell you that we raised £250.00! An amount will be given to Demelza, and the

rest will be part of our ongoing fund raising project, in which we are involved with Miss Hale and VSO Nigeria.

Thank you to all those who gave so generously!

Mrs Gwillam & The Orchard Choirs.

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