Pupils and staff organised a fantastic community event, supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Residents of the village, pupils from other local schools and members of the community visited the school and enjoyed a range of activities. The Mayor Martin Wrigley was also a special guest at the event.
Even in the pouring rain, the children performed songs and dances under the gazebos, and then visitors could enjoy a lovely fair trade cafe with superb cream teas and take part in some fair trade games and competitions. They also had the opportunity to read with the children, learn the guitar and practise their cross stitch.
Once again the acts were varied and very entertaining, enjoyed by the judges and the audience alike!
The talent was outstanding and the comments from our judges Aisha Flewin and Simon Cruel were very encouraging!
This week the young musicians of Cockwood School displayed their wonderful talents in our annual Music Showcase. Children from across the school came together to perform to a crowd in the Village Hall for both parents and friends, wowing the audience with some super musical pieces.
Our current music teachers specialise in keyboard, drums and guitar. We were able to see an array of performances across these instruments from pupils of all levels. It was truly fantastic to see even beginner performers take to the stage with such confidence. A big well done to all those children involved, and a big thank you to our music teachers for their continued hard work.
Our School Council has been elected and we have a new Head Boy and Head Girl. Congratulations to you both!
They will be working with the rest of the School Council and we are looking forward to seeing the difference they can make in improving our school. They have already met and discussed plans for the year ahead. Our School Council is also very involved in making sure we retain our Fairtrade Schools Status and they have already planned events to support this.
Once again, parents, grandparents and children were treated to a fantastic afternoon of music at the annual Musical Showcase.
There was a wide variety of music from classical to pop, played on a number of instruments by our very talented and hard-working young musicians.
The show started with a bang, with 2 boys showing of their drum skills, followed by wonderful performances on guitar and vocals, and ended with our young pianists showing off the pieces they have learned this year. (more…)