On Thursday 6th June 2019, 21 volunteers from key stage 2 (years 3 - 5) went to the cathedral in Bury St Edmunds to perform as part of a Thankfulness Service. Not only did the pupils perform in a dance to "The Lord's Prayer", but they assisted Bacton's Open the Book team by being members of the crowd and helped to teach the congregation a Swahili song, playing a percussion accompaniment!
They performed beautifully and were a real credit to the school. Please check out our video of the performance on the Video Resource section of the website.
Irene Leech, from the cathedral team, came to school for 3 sessions to teach the children the dance. The whole school learnt the Swahili song, which was led by our 21 representatives, 2 weeks before they performed in the cathedral. The children worked very hard to learn the dance, and had to be very adaptable, taking on board last minute changes and instructions. We think that they did a fantastic job and would like to thank all of the pupils and parents for giving up their time to support the event.
The service was followed by a private viewing of the Pentecost "Respect" artwork exhibition. The artwork is on view to the general public afterwards. The whole school, from ages 4-11 were involved with making our contribution and we had a team of parents and staff who supported the children in producing the work.