The Great Alne School choir were lucky enough to have the opportunity to sing with the world famous African Children's Choir, along with seven other local schools. They got to meet some of the African children over lunch and rehearse with them in the afternoon. During the evening concert at Stratford Artshouse, our children sang beautifully and had a fantastic time watching the awe-inspiring singing, dancing and drumming from the African children. Thank you to parents for supporting the concert and helping with transport.
We were fortunate to be invited to a local schools' football tournament. There were 12 schools in total split into two leagues. We were in league 2 and played 5 matches.
Our first match was a 2-0 loss for us against Dunnington but the boys were not disheartened. Next, we had a last minute goal scored by Welford to finish 1-0. Our third match, against St. Nics resulted in a brilliant 2-0 win to us (goals scored by Matthew and Louca). The fourth match was another great win for us against Bidford (2-1 - both goals scored by Louca), with some impressive blocking by Ibrahim. Our final match in the league was against Coughton ending in a 0-0 draw.
The boys finished in third position in our league. They played brilliantly throughout, showing good sportmanship and excellent behaviour. Well done to all the team.
Thank you to all parents who helped with transporting the team and to those who supported the team.
Y3/4 had a super visit to Chedworth Roman Villa. They learned all about how the villa was first discovered and saw the remains of the baths complex with some wonderful mosaics. The children had an opportunity to handle materials which gave them an insight into life in Roman Britain. They also learned how to grind herbs for 'medicine' and about the rather gruesome practices of Roman doctors.
On Thursday 27th April we went to Claverdon Rugby Club for the South Warwickshire Tag Rugby Tournament. There were 10 schools involved in the tournament, split into 2 leagues.
We played 5 matches in total, unfortunately not winning any but we did score several trys and played very well as a team. The players were all great sports and they enjoyed themselves, they were a credit to our school.
Thank you to all parents who helped transport the team and to those who braved the cold to stay and support the team.
We were fortunate to be invited to a Local Schools' Football Tournament at Alcester Town Football Club on Thursday 6th April.
We just managed to form a team of 6 players (5 a-side matches), all willing and very happy to 'have a go'.
We played 5 matches in total. Unfortunately, no goals were scored from our team and we didn't manage to win a match but all players had smiles on their faces throughout and were great sports. All pupils were a credit to our school.
Thanks to parents for transporting your children and staying to support the team.
Year 5/6 had a fantastic trip to Birmingham museum and art gallery on Tuesday April 4th. They started with an Anglo-Saxon art workshop and then went on to explore the galleries in the museum, finishing with the Staffordshire Hoard. It was a really interesting day and the teachers and parent helpers were impressed with how inquisitive and involved the children were. They were a credit to our school as usual.
Every child in school has had the opportunity to participate in Gardening Club, run by one of our school governors, Mrs Randall. Most Tuesdays , a group of children from each class works with Mrs Randall to plant, water and care for our outdoor environment. Here are some of their Spring flowers blossoming in the tyres and on the fence. The children all love to work with Mrs Randall and they are very excited when their plants start to flourish. Look out for some potatoes later this year!
Y5 and 6 have created a powerpoint presentation about the school. They produced this for Mr Wilde of Dunnington School who is walking the AppalachianWay and visiting schools in America. He is taking lots of information about local schools to share with the schools on his journey. You can see the powerpoint they created by clicking below.
Great Alne powerpoint Y5&6.odp
Year 5/6 spent the morning at Studley competing against other local schools in a range of track and field events. They showed great team work and supported each other throughout. As usual, they were a credit to our school.
Thank you very much to parents for helping with transport.