Porter Croft choir is taking part in the Sheffield Arena Concert of Young Voices. At Young voices, thousands of schools join together to take part in the largest school choir concert in the world. This is not just any ordinary choir concert – the choir will sing with between 5,000 – 8,000 children in Sheffield arena. The Porter Croft Young Voices choir will perform at Sheffield Arena on Tuesday 16th January 2018 and the event finishes at 9:15pm. There are twenty five places available for children to attend this fabulous opportunity.
We only have four months to learn the songs which the children will be perform on the day. Most of the songs are up to date pop songs and the children will sing a variety of music with amazing artists. During Friday lunch time from 12:30 – 12:55, Mrs Long and Miss Holman will be running the Young Voices Choir and regular attendance is essential!
Children who are in the Young Voices choir do not need to purchase tickets for the concert, however, if parents would like to attend the event, there is an opportunity to book audience tickets early through school before tickets go on general sale at Sheffield Arena Box office. Adult tickets cost £19:50 and can be purchase in school until 15th November 2017. There will be a cost for transportation to and from the event which will be confirmed once we know how many children are attending.
If you would like your child to be part of this fabulous opportunity, then please complete the reply slip attached and return to school by Friday 22nd September 2017. If you would like to purchase tickets for the event, please complete the audience ticket order form and return to the school office.
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Our Young Entrepreneurs show their Skills!
Ever felt like you could impress in the Dragons’ Den? Six of our year six children had the chance to do just that, as they took part in the first Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge event on Wednesday 12th October. Our pupils visited the University of Sheffield for the day, where they were taught various business skills by a local entrepreneur. The children were delighted to have the opportunity to see the University’s new Diamond building, which is an amazing place to study.
Challenged to come up with their own idea for a new company, they decided on SchoolNAV, an app which helps students find their next class and get there as soon as possible. We thought this was a wonderfully inventive idea!
The children gave a fantastic pitch and really impressed the judges, who included Lee Strafford, the former Chairman of Sheffield Wednesday.
The judges were particularly impressed with the quality of all of the children’s pitches. Janet Grant, a judge and mentor from the University of Sheffield’s Enterprise Zone, praised the pupils’ presentation skills, which she said rivalled those of undergraduate students.
The event is part of a new initiative led by local business, Tutora (https://tutora.co.uk), who help parents find local, expert tutors. They designed the event to inspire children to dream of one day building and running their own companies.
Scott Woodley, Co-Founder of Tutora and event organiser, said: ‘Who knows, perhaps the event will inspire the next Bill Gates or Alan Sugar?’
The children enjoyed the event and we are very proud of their business efforts! To read more about the event, visit https://tutora.co.uk/articles/young-entrepreneurs-challenge-sheffield-children-inspired
As part of our ‘Ancient Egyptians’ topic, we will be visiting Weston Park Museum on Friday 21st October. In the morning, we will be taking part in an Egyptian workshop, where the children will be involved in various different activities. In the afternoon, we will be looking around the museum at their Egyptian artefacts.
We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £3.00 per pupil to help cover the cost of the workshop and insurance. Although your contribution is entirely voluntary, you will appreciate that the visit will go ahead only if there are sufficient contributions to cover the costs. Activities such as this are beneficial because they give pupils experiences they may not otherwise have and this impacts positively on their learning and progress.
We will be walking to and from the museum so please make sure your child is wearing sensible shoes and clothing suitable for the weather that day. We are staying at the museum for lunch, therefore children will need a packed lunch, unless they receive free school meals. We will be leaving after morning registration and will be back at school for 3.15 pm.
Please make sure you sign and return your reply slip by Friday 14th October 2016 to enable your child to take part.
As part of our learning about Journeys we are organising a visit to Weston Park Museum on Tuesday 18th October.
Please ensure your child is suitably dressed for the weather as we are walking there and back. As we are out of school all day a packed lunch will be provided.
To enable your child to go, please complete the reply slip below and return it the school office by Friday 14th October 2016.
Thank you very much for your support.
We are organising a whole school visit to The Lyceum Theatre on Friday 16th December 2016 to see this years’ pantomime ‘Snow White’.
The cost of the tickets is £10.00 (this can be paid in instalments). Activities such as this are beneficial because they give pupils experiences they may not otherwise have and this impacts positively on their learning and progress.
The performance starts at 10.15 am so we will be leaving school at 9.15 am to walk to the Lyceum Theatre. Please ensure that your child has a warm coat and sensible shoes. The performance will run over lunchtime, so children will need a packed lunch. If your child receives free school meals then a packed lunch will be provided by school.
To enable your child to attend please complete the reply slip below and return it along with your payment to the school office by Wednesday 30th November 2016.