2016-17 - A year in review

BBEY LENS February 2017 Vol 3: Issue No. Twenty nine Excellence Through Partnership


Drums and dance! Skins & Feet work together


TOPICAL TREAT To introduce our topic of ‘The Slave trade’, two visitors came to school to lead us in two workshops of dance and drumming. The dance routine told the story of a young boy in an African village, who woke up remembering that he had to collect food for a market. If this boy’s village raised enough money, then they would have a great celebration. The drumming session involved learning a rhythm on African drums and although it was difficult, it became easier with practice. The day culminated with a performance to our parents and an amazing limbo contest underneath a bar, placed at only 30 cm from the ground. Thanks to Heather & Lucas in 6V for the story. FOOTBALL CRAZY On Wednesday 25th January, Abbey entered two teams in a year three and four football tournament at West Bromwich Albion's Academy dome. Both teams completed a series of group games with one team finishing fourth in their group and the other winning all of their games, to finish top. They then qualified for the Quarter Finals and advanced to the Semis. They were up against Uplands Manor and beat them for a second time that day, to secure a place in the Final. They then went on to take gold, as they won convincingly in the Final. An excellent performance all round. The event was also sponsored by Kelloggs and we brought a large quantity of cereal back to school! This has now been donated to the local food bank and the boys were incredibly proud, not only of winning but also of doing their bit for the community! Well Done! BEAT THE STREET AGAIN Don’t delay… get ready to play. After the success of last year, ‘Beat the Street’ is back and journeys count from 18th February 2017. Try tapping at least two ‘Beat Boxes’ on the way to school! Any questions? Please contact the team by email - via team.sandwell@beatthestreet.me The Beat the Street Team

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