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Victory at Arts Festival

On Friday 23rd February 2018, Barrowby CE Primary School competed and were again, ‘victorious’ in the annual ‘Colsterworth Performing Arts Festival,' at the Meres Leisure Centre. 


This year, we took 111 children from Years 1 to Year 6.  Our school competed in a range of classes, including: Key Stage 1 Vocal Ensemble; Key Stage 2 Vocal Ensemble; Y3 & 4 Choral Speaking; Y5 & 6 Choral Speaking; Y5 & 6 Recorders; Y5 & 6 Educational Dance; Instrumental Ensemble (without vocals) and a new category the Y5 & 6 Group Acting.


Our children were a real credit to our school and performed with skill, enthusiasm and professionalism, recognised by many of the audience, competitors and the adjudicators. 


We are delighted to announce:


  • Key Stage 1 Choir                               1st Place  (5th consecutive year)
  • Y5 & 6 Choral Speaking                      1st Place  (4th consecutive year)
  • Y3 & 4 Choral Speaking                      1st Place  (2nd consecutive year)
  • Y5 & 6 Recorders                                1st Place  (2nd consecutive year)

                                                                    1st Place  (Overall ‘Best Recorder Group’)


  • Y5 & 6 Educational Dance                  1st Place  (2nd consecutive year)
  • Y5 & 6 Group Acting                           1st Place  (new category)
  • Key Stage 2 Choir                                                 2nd Place 
  • Instrumental Ensemble (without vocals)                2nd Place


At the end of the Festival, our school was commended for its performances, by the adjudicator and awarded the ‘Growler Shield’ for the best overall school performances.  This is the 5th consecutive year, our school has been awarded this honour and truly reflects the schools continued drive and ambition for all its pupils, within the Performing Arts.


We would like to congratulate all children who participated in the festival, who performed with real enthusiasm, dedication and skill. 


At Barrowby CE Primary School, we take a real pride in all that we do-supporting each and every child in ‘striving for excellence’ and continue to demonstrate a real commitment to the Arts.  This is reflected in the range of opportunities we continue to provide our children in both Visual and Performing Arts and are thrilled that our school continues to be recognised for its high quality provision, as seen through the ‘stunning’ performances, of our pupils, at this year’s festival.


We are lucky that at our school the Arts has the support of all members of staff who work together, so that the children can continually demonstrate, ‘If we try…we can fly!’


A special thank you to our school staff and community:

  • Mrs Midgley for helping to coordinate and organise this year’s entries;
  • to Mrs Banfield, Miss Fulcher, Mrs Selby, Mrs Webster and Mr Batey who work with the children, in the various disciplines, sharing their expertise so that our children ‘can do’ their very best;
  • to Mrs Bird, Mrs Clark, Mrs Kay, Mrs Morris, Mrs Rafferty and Mrs Rowlands for accompanying the children throughout the day;
  • to Miss Sugden and the remaining school staff, who supported each other so we could enter so many children in to the festival and to
  • Mrs Batey and Mrs Arthurs for their continued support of our school.


In addition, a special thank you to all our parents for their continued support.  It was lovely to see so many parents who gave their time freely to support their child/ren, cheering and applauding their efforts. 


What an amazing effort from one and all, thank you.  You are all 'shining stars!'