King's Hawford

1 July

Grandparents’ Day Makes A Triumphant Return

After a two year hiatus it was wonderful to welcome the Grandparent element of our happy King’s Hawford community back into school on Thursday. Pre-Prep kicked things off with a brilliant concert in The Barn, where assembled grandparents and loved ones were treated to a variety of performances from our Pre-Prep pupils.

The Beginners’ Strings Group started off proceedings with an energetic performance of School’s Out for Summer – very apt with just four days left of the academic year! Next up Year 1 sang Count Your Blessings. Daisy E gave a beautiful performance of Apple Tree on her violin before Year 2 pupils delivered some Poetry Perfection. Austin played A Piece of Cake on his recorder before our Junior Dance Mix performers danced to The Heron Inside.

Year 5 pupil Michelle astounded the audience with her musical talent, giving a faultless performance of The Chrysanthemum on the violin. The children from Year 2 got the audience tapping their feet with You’ve Got a Friend in Me from Toy Story. The Year 2 LAMDA Group had the audience in stitches with their piece Summer Holidays.

It’s safe to say we have a number of aspiring drummers thanks to the next performer! Casian gave a spirited performance of Little Solo and would have played all day given half the chance! Emily J, a Year 6 pupil mesmerised the audience with a very mature performance of I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables.

Henry K and Joe E had perfect comedic timing in their Pawn sketch which had been perfected through their LAMDA lessons. Brass Group gave a rousing performance of Camel Dance.

Reception sang two songs – Special Friend and Give Somebody a Hug – complete with “Aw!” inspiring actions! Pre-Prep’s Concert concluded with the song A Little Bit of Kindness.

After their performances, Pre-Prep pupils acted as guides and took their grandparents on tours of the school. The occasion for Pre-Prep was rounded off with yummy refreshments on the top field.

The Barn was quickly filled again with the grandparents of our Prep School pupils in time for our second concert of the day. Years 3 – 6 joined together for the opening number performing I Wish I Knew How. Orchestra then gave a polished performance of Floral Flintstones Dance. Year 3 beautifully sang Together.

The winners of this year’s Poetry Slam added an element of the spoken word, performing their winning poems confidently in front of the audience. Brass Group were in fine tune with their performance of Gonna Fly Now.

Senior Dance Mix broke up the musical performances with their dance to Freedom before Junior Choir slowed the pace with a stunning performance of Castle on a Cloud. Year 4 were in fine voice for their rendition of Ebony and Ivory.

Jack M showed off his acting skills with a brilliant LAMDA piece – Detention. Year 6 pupil Anya played Holiday Time on the flute. The school’s String Group then picked up the pace with an upbeat performance of Kingston Calypso.

Year 5’s performance of Imagine showcased the vocal talents of our Year 5 pupils before Seren and Elissa gave a comedic performance with their Locked Up at Christmas performance.

Dan Lewis sang Electricity from Billy Elliot and Year 6 came together to sing Follow Your Dream. The Senior Choir sang Uma Familia before the whole of the Prep School took to the stage to perform Wonderful World!

Unfortunately the weather took a sudden turn for the worst as the Prep School Concert concluded, however the rain was unable to dampen the spirits of our Prep pupils and their special guests.

We would like to extend our thanks to all of the lovely grandparents who joined us for this wonderful occasion.