Red Nose Day 2019 at the Juniors

On Friday 15th March, the Junior School Council organised an hugely successful event. They wrote and performed an hilarious assembly full of jokes and laughter. 
Additionally, the winners of our Red Nose Day Bake Off competition were announced:
Third prize: Frank in 5RK
Second Prize: Seven and Billy in 6RJ 
First prize: Lucy and Phoebe in 6RJ
The judges were extremely impressed with all of the entries. Thank you to everyone who entered!

Following the assembly, the School Council held a bake sale with face painting and glitter, as well as split the Year 6 pupils opportunity! In less than an hour, the team raised over £360 which will be added to the total raised at the Infant site.Thank you to everyone who contributed to the day which helped us raise a lot of money for Comic Relief. Some pictures from the event can be seen below:

Manley Park Fun in the Snow

Yesterday Manley Park children (and staff) all woke up to a surprise outside. A covering of soft, fluffy snow. Despite the initial chaos it caused for staff and pupils getting in to work everyone eventually made it it. At Break-time the children went out into the playground and had lots of fun. Everyone had fun with snowball fights, teachers vs teachers, pupils vs teachers and pupils vs pupils, it was all in good fun. Some children from Year 4 also built an extremely impressive snowman. Some photos from the fun yesterday can be seen below.

Manley Park School Choir Performance with BBC Philharmonic

On Tuesday 19th December, the school choir took part in BBC Radio Manchester's Spirit of Christmas Concert at the BBC Philharmonic Studios. The choir performed alongside the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, The Songs of Praise choir of the year Inspirational Voices and the Kantos choir (featuring former Manley Parker Miss Shercliff). The choir were in fabulous form as they performed Merry Christmas Everyone by Mark and Helen Johnson, whilst our own Sam Glennie was the featured soloist in the timeless carol Once in Royal David's City. Both Sam and the choir showed great bravery and skill to perform for a very large audience, musicians and Manchester celebrities such as Julie Hesmondhalgh. The recorded concert is due to air on BBC Radio Manchester on Christmas Eve at 6pm and Christmas Day at 12 noon.

Choir Concert

On Thursday 6th July the Manley Park School Choir held a performance to celebrate the work that they have done over the last school year. There was a large range of performances from the children as they had picked their favourite music from all of the concerts and events that they have taken part in. The concert videos can be seen below:

Manchester Camerata Orchestra Visit

On Thursday 12th January Manley Park was privileged to welcome four musicians from the world famous Manchester Camerata Orchestra. The children were treated to performances from a flautist, a cellist and a horn player. The musicians then combined with the children to compose music based around our theme of social justice under the guidance of composer Richard Taylor. Our ability to host musicians of this calibre was thanks to a generous donation from a grandparent. We are indebted to them for this wonderful gesture that gave us all, staff and children alike, a memorable day of inspiring music