Years 5 & 6 have been busy making beautiful Christmas cards for the Elderly Care Unit at Lewisham Hospital and for the residents of Bentley Court, a local home for the elderly. With donations of mince pies and chocolates the children were able to deliver lovely hampers together with the cards to the hospital and Bentley Court in a socially distanced manner. It is so important to keep up these connections with the elderly as they will be feeling particularly vulnerable and isolated at this time. Well done Years 5 & 6!
The drama continues with Lewisham Youth Theatre! Amy Lewis from LYT came to St Mary's to work with a group from Years 5 and 6. She was really impressed with their energy and enthusiasm. Three children have now been chosen to continue working with LYT from January on a short 4 week project. We look forward to seeing the results!
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We were joined by three storytellers who delivered an exciting and hands on workshop to each class. We had a fantastic time learning the African Art of Storytelling thanks to IROKO Theatre Company. We learned about why story telling was important in African cultures and many cultures across the world. Storytelling was how morals and history were passed through generations (preserving culture). We learnt some of the key elements needed to be a great storyteller such as voice projection, props, repetition, enthusiasm, choral speaking and expression.
Working in partnership with a local charity, we are delighted that the children of St Mary's were once again able to enjoy a day of African drumming workshops. The children were learning from an experienced and talented performer and every class made great progress. They also learned about West African culture and the importance of Drumming throughout the History of the region.