Zaara from Year 4 took to the stage at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre after winning part of a regional competition. Zaara drew an advert for local firm ERA as part of the Express & Star 'Design an Ad Competition.' Her design was the winning one chosen from all the other Elston Hall entries. Zaara was presented with her entry framed, a certificate and a Waterstones voucher at the ceremony on July 3rd. ERA also gave Zaara and her family an annual pass for the Black Country Museum and a goody bag. Elston Hall won a cheque for £50. Other winners from across the region also won prizes for their winning entries for adverts for other local companies. Well done Zaara!
Zaara's caption, "Thanks phone for letting me know!"
Year 4 welcomed the Fire service to inform us about fire safety. We learnt what we should do to prevent a fire such as fitting smoke alarms and closing our doors when we go to bed. Also we learnt what to do if we were in a situation where fire was present.
On 22nd January, twenty-one dancers from three Trust schools (Elston Hall, Palmers Cross and Edward the Elder Primary Schools) competed in the regional heats of the Great Big Dance Off at Birmingham's Alexandra Theatre. Pupils performed their dance 'Faded', choreographed beautifully by dance teacher Miss Jones. Pupils worked extremely hard to perfect the dance and produced a stunning performance! Despite not getting a place in the final, staff and parents are extremely proud of how well pupils performed. More importantly, it has been wonderful to see friendships blossom between pupils from different Trust schools. Well done dancers - you were outstanding and did us all proud!
The first trip of 2018 and what an amazing trip it was! The choir were lucky enough-yet again-to attend Young Voices at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, where they joined 6,000 other children in an incredible performance for friends and family. The performances were brilliant and the atmosphere was truly electric! The children have been working hard since September to learn many new songs and it was lovely to see them enjoy the night and join in with other schools. A massive thank you to parents who were able to join us in the evening and joined in the fun and entertainment of the night. A truly magical and spectacular night had by all! Well done Choir!
Pupils across Elston Hall added some festive cheer to local care homes for the elderly by making Christmas cards for residents. Each year group designed a card which were then delivered to homes across the city. We hope everyone in the Wolverhampton area enjoy a very Merry Christmas.
Two Elston Hall pupils won a city-wide competition to design a Christmas card for our MP.
MP Emma Reynolds stopped off at Elston Hall to present the girls with their prizes.
Their designs beat competition from hundreds of pupils from 11 schools across the city. Isabelle was the overall winner and her entry has been printed on 1,000 cards sent out by the MP. She was presented with her entry in a frame and cinema tickets as the prize. Ellie was a runner up and received book tokens. Both were also given a certificate.
The traditional, annual event of our Christmas Carol Concert with St James was once again upon us and Year 4 did not disappoint! With a little help from the school choir, they sang their way beautifully throughout the event, with wonderful readings and prayers from both the children and our guests from St James. A lovely time was had by all who joined us, and we thank Year 4 and the Choir for yet another fantastic, flawless performance!
As a Trust, we are dedicated to working together and promoting all of our achievements.
Tewnty-one talented children from Elston Hall, Palmers Cross and Edward the Elder Primary schools joined together to perform at the annual Schools Diversity Celebrations. Boys, girls and staff from all three schools spent the weeks leading up to the event working hard to create a stunning dance. This year the showcase celebrated its 30th year and Elston Hall MAT performed alongside 20 other Wolverhampton Schools.
This years theme was One World , One People, One Voice and our children performed a breathtaking dance entitled Faded.
We are so proud of their fantastic performance!
Years 2 and 6 put on a fantastic Harvest assembly. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated items. The Little Brothers of Good Shepherd do valuable work with the city’s homeless people and the donations were very gratefully received.
Alison Donald, an Education Officer, from the Dogs Trust came to speak to the children about responsibility and safety around dogs.
On Tuesday 24th January the Elston Hall Choir attended the 'Young Voices' concert at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. There had been a lot of practise of songs and dance moves prior to the event so the children were well prepared and excited for the day! The day consisted of a rehearsal with a world-famous conductor, which was followed by the real concert that kicked off around 7.30pm when parents had joined them at the arena. The choir performed a number of songs from a variety of cultures accompanied by ultra-cool dance moves, they also got to enjoy performances from famous beat boxers and singers. After all the hard work, the children did us proud and gave an 'Outstanding' performance. Despite it being a long day, the children all thoroughly enjoyed it and thrived in the atmosphere. We would also like to thank all parents that attended and came to support their children and the school - it was lovely to hear such good feedback and that parents had a fantastic time too. Both children and parents had an absolute blast and we can't wait to go back again next year!