Charity Week Assembly

Thank you to Darien House and St Catherine’s Hospice for attending our Charity Week Assemnbly. The Year 6 boys and girls have worked extremely hard and have raised over £1000 for a range of Charities. Well done

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Lever House Has Talent 2013!

Another wonderful day here at Lever House!
Today we held the semi-finals and the finals of Lever House Has Talent 2013 and it truly was excellent.

Many thanks to all the children who auditioned in the class rounds; the standard was as superb as ever.

In the semi-finals, we all thoroughly enjoyed being entertained by comedians, magicians, singers, dancers and even hoola hoopists.

Congratulations to the ‘Chickadettes’ and the ‘Joker Brothers’ for making it through to the finals, but a special mention must go to Eric, our winner for this year, with his amazing dancing.

Click on here if the clip does not play.

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Charity Week

What an exciting week! Year 6 have enjoyed a very successful Charity Week whilst raising lots of money for those charities close to their hearts.

Well done Year 6

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Bring Your Spade Evening

Thank you to everyone who took part in our second ‘Bring your spade evening’.
Thanks Miss France.

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Modern day pirates

Modern  day pirates don’t rely on plundering ships of their precious gold and jewels . They deal now in human life which is more dangerous and they also try to steal goods from ships for money  . Their weapons have changed from  cannons and swords to machine guns which is more dangerouse .

An example of modern day pirates has been inthe news a lot recently because of Somali pirates who look for small ships to attack and then take people hostage for a large amount  of money . The most famous case is of a British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler who were sailing knowingly in pirate territory and were then taken as hostage .  They then appeared on Channel 4 news to beg for their lives and asked for a ransom of 7 million dollars to be paid .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Official Opening of the Lever House Theatre

On Thursday 25th April, our outdoor theatre on the Key Stage 2 playground was officially opened with the help of our town Crier, poet Paul Cookson and children from Year 5.

We are looking forward to exciting performances in the future.

Thanks must go to the Friends of Lever House for providing this wonderful stage.

If you missed the grand opening, take a look at the first performance:

Official Opening of the Lever House Theatre from Mrs P on Vimeo.

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A Poet Comes to Visit

Published poet, Paul Cookson came to visit today.
We had a wonderful time listening to his poems and enjoyed his workshop on how to write poems.

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Artist in the Making!

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Town Crier

On Thursday 25th April we had a very special visit from Collin Ballard, a Town Crier. He came in to talk about his role as the Town Crier to the Manor of Lytham and St Anne’s Town Council. He is a Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies, belonging to the Northern Guild of Toastmasters. He then Played a very special role in opening the new Lever House Theatre.

A town crier, or bellman, is an officer of the court who makes public pronouncements as required by the court. The crier can also be used to make public announcements in the streets. Criers often dress elaborately, by a tradition dating to the 18th century, in a red and gold robe, white breeches, black boots and a tricorne hat.
They carry a handbell to attract people’s attention, as they shout the words “Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!” before making their announcements. The word “Oyez” means “hear ye,” which is a call for silence and attention. Oyez derives from the Anglo-Norman word for listen. The proclamations book in Chester from the early 19th century records this as O Yes, O Yes!

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Are there still pirates?

Over the last term we have been learning about Tudor history; now we are embarking on learning about how their exploration of our world opened up trade routes and resulted in exotic goods such as spices and silks being introduced to our country. With this, pirates thrived on the open water, raiding ships for expensive treasures.

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Nowadays, those same trade routes are still used, but where have all the pirates gone? Are there still pirates sailing our oceans?

For your homework over the next couple of weeks, I would like you to research modern day pirates. You may then present your findings in whatever way you want.

You may wish to post your information on the blog, create a keynote, write a newspaper report or produce a page for a non-fiction book on pirates…it’s up to you.

Your work needs to be completed by Friday 10th May – that gives you 3 weeks!

We look forward to sharing your work.

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