The second Musical Soiree of the year took place on Friday 8th March. Parents were entertained by children ranging from the age of 5 to 11. The instruments played included flute, clarinet, guitar, trumpet, violin, saxophone, voice and the ever popular piano. Everybody played very well and showed how hard they had worked. The final item of the evening was the West Lodge Alumni Ensemble. This is a group of five children who moved to secondary school last year and return to West Lodge once a week after school for an hour’s rehearsal to continue making music together. They played an arrangement of The Night on the Bare Mountain by Mussorgsky, which is rather tricky, with aplomb and musicality. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all the Parents that support their children.
Mrs Slater - Head of Music
West Lodge were extremely fortunate to play host to the author Stewart Ross on Friday 1st March, for a series of creative writing workshops. Mr Ross worked with Years 3 &4 and Years 5 & 6 sharing some of his ‘top tips’ for creating, interesting and original writing.
An afternoon assembly for KS2 was an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful writing talents of all the children with specific awards for James Stapleton, Siyana Harunani, Anji Ogunwusi and Keshiyan Patel. Mr Ross expressed his amazement at the overall quality and standard of the work produced, adding that the work produced by the children exceeded any work produced from other school visited.
To the delight of KS1, Mr Ross spent some time in their classes sharing engaging insight into events from the past.
Signed copies of his book were on sale in the Orangery and judging from the numbers sold he made a great impact on the imaginations of all of the children at West Lodge.
Head of English