Singing for Royalty Tuesday 4th December 2018
On December 4th, Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, visited Operation Encompass in recognition of the work the charity undertakes across the UK and further afield
A number of Year 2 children entertained the guests with a range of wonderful songs. Everyone was incredibly impressed with the children ‘s behaviour and their singing. They were the most wonderful ambassadors for our school.
Both Her Royal Highness and one of the charity’s Patrons, Dame Esther Rantzen, spent time with the children chatting and making them feel very special. Dame Esther Rantzen and Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer joined in with jingle bells and played the sleigh bells with the children.
“She talked to all of us and asked us about the Christmas Show”
“I was excited because I gave the Duchess a bouquet of beautiful flowers”
“I loved it when Esther Rantzen joined in with us...she said that Elton John would have been impressed with our singing.”
"We were so lucky to meet the Countess of Wessex. We were lucky to meet the queen’s daughter- in -law."
“All the policemen and visitors listened to us sing and then clapped us at the end of each song”
"She told me it was really nice hearing me sing."
“It was great singing for lots of important people”
"We told her when our birthday’s were,,,she thinks she might know all of them now."
Thank you to Jessica Greenhalgh and Russell Sachs for the photographs.
Singing in the Community
Thank you to all the children who performed at Torpoint Christmas Lights…. and all the parents who brought them. As always members of the community were extremelycomplimentary about our children and how well they sing… and behave. (Thank you to Andy Campfield for the photographs)
We hope lots of you have been able to attend the Christmas Tree Festival in St James Church and enjoyed seeing our wonderful tree with decorations inspired by the work that is undertaken in every class around the theme of Poppies and Remembrance.
The festival is open after school until 7pm each day until 8th December with storytime on Thursdays and special events on Saturdays.