Grace's Amazing X Factor Adventure
Everyone at school has been following, with excitement and pride, former St Leonard's pupil, Grace Davies' journey to the the 2017 X Factor Final.
Grace took time out of her busy X Factor schedule to make a couple visits to school, to the delight of all the children and staff. She chatted to the children about her time at St Leonard's and her X Factor experience and even joined in with the school choir, who were singing 'Amazing Grace' in her honour.
A group of children were invited to attend Grace's homecoming visit in the lead up to the X Factor Final. This event was filmed and a number of our pupils where thrilled to see themselves on TV, when the footage was aired ahead of Grace's performance on Saturday night.
Grace's talent for singing and performing came as no surprise to her St Leonard's family. Her first public performance was starring as Nancy in our school production of Oliver, when she amazed everyone with her beautiful rendition of the song 'As Long As He Needs Me.
She may not have taken the X Factor crown but Grace will always be a winner to her St Leonard's Family.
We wish her every success for the future and look forward with anticipation to the release of her first album.
During the Autumn term a group of Year 6 children attended a four week after school 'Ceramics Club', run by David Horsfall, who holds an MA degree in Ceramic Arts, and Miss Cross.
The children had a great time and created many fantastic pieces of ceramic art work, as can be seen in the slideshow below.
Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr
This year's KS2 summer production of Madagascar at The Grand, Clitheroe was simply magnificent! We are blessed to have such talented children and such a dedicated director, choreographer, costume designer in Mrs Welch. Well done to all the children but a special mention for those in the leading rolls who gave performances worthy of a West End stage!
Thank you to Mrs Cameron for the super photos.
Year 4 Brass Concert
The children in Year 4 receive weekly brass lessons from Mrs Rayton, via the Lancashire Music Service Wider Opportunities Programme. To showcase the fantastic progress they have made, under Mrs Rayton's excellent tuition, the children entertained their families with a fabulous concert at the end of the spring term. The concert also featured guest performances from children in Year 5 and 6 who have continued with their brass tuition since Year 4. Thank you to all the children who performed; we certainly have some budding musicians at St Leonard's!
A compilation of the pieces they played and sang can be viewed in the video below.
Quest Seekers Christmas Video 2016
Following the success of last year's video, children from our ethos group, Quest Seekers, have once again created a fabulous Christmas video to remind us what Christmas is really all about.
Blackburn Rovers Players Visit St Leonard's
On Tuesday 22 November 2016, Blackburn Rovers players Corry Evans and Anthony Stokes visited school. They joined delighted Y6 children, in Oak Class, for their weekly PE lesson, delivered by the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust. They also visited Silver Birch Class for a question and answer session.
Their visit, organised through the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust in conjunction with the Premier League Primary Stars sports and education initiative, was filmed and can be viewed via the link here.
Roald Dahl Dressing Up Day
We had many imaginative costumes for our dressing up day, in celebration of Roald Dahl's 100th birthday. Thank you to all the children and parents for their enthusiastic support.
My Son Pinocchio
This year's junior school summer production at The Grand, Clitheroe was a wonderful adaptation of the Disney classic Pinocchio.
A huge thank you to Mrs Tracy Bolton for the fabulous photographs.
Traditional Ghanaian Storytelling,
Drumming and Dance with Miso'Chi
On Monday 13 June. we welcomed Miso'Chi into school, who delighted both staff and children with her storytelling, drumming and dancing workshops.