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Year 5: A Thousand Cranes Winter Show
"This is our cry, this is our prayer. Peace in the world."
A Thousand Cranes is the inspiring story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl from the Japanese ciity of Hiroshima, who became ill after the city was bombed in 1945. Through the help of her friends and family she left behind a legacy that inspired a peace movement across the world.
Over the last 3 months year 5 at St. Luke's school, alongside our friends at Christ Church Streatham, Orchard and City Heights School, have been taking part in a performing arts project which has explored Sadako's story and what peace means to us. This culminated in an evening of performance to commemorate those who lost their lives to the bomb as well as celebrating the idea of peace across the world.
A huge well done to all of the children who were able to take part! You were amazing!
Black History Month 2015
Your Stories. Our Histories.
We had a full month of activities to celebrate Black History Month which culminated in some fantastic home learning projects being created over half term.
Learners interviewed family and friends about their personal stories and then shared them in a variety of ways such as PowerPoint presentations; photo diaries; reports; interview transcripts and fact files.
Teachers selected those which they thought best demonstrated the 5R's of learning and on Tuesday 18th November prizes of books were awarded to the winners:
A selection of the projects are now displayed in the school library. We would love you to invite you to come and enjoy reading them ..
We celebrated the work of the learners who created this work during our Friday Celebration Assembly...
On 20th October we were visited by a famous Trinidadian writer Faustin Charles, who ran workshops with each year group sharing and discussing some of his stories with us...
One of our Year 4 learners won a copy of his book as a prize for demonstrating excellence during the session.
On Friday 23rd October we were visited by some of our learners' family and friends who came into school to tell us their stories...
Thank you very much to all of those who took part.