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:

Red Nose Day 2017

Miss Maddern, Miss Choudhury, Miss Rose and 4NM did an amazing job with the celebrations for Red Nose Day this year. They organised lots of fun and games with sporting activities for the children in the playgrounds at both sites. They did an assembly at the juniors on the Friday Morning and got lots of laughs through the Manley Park Big Book of Jokes that they had created. There was a silly faces powerpoint that can be seen here.

Photographs from the celebration can be seen below:

World Book Day 2017

The children all had a fantastic day. We held a breakfast club in the morning where the children could read their favourite book or listen as the class teacher read to them. During the day there was a book swap taking place where children could bring a book to the table and swap it for a book that they haven't read before. After school there was a reading club where children could read a book whilst having a hot drink and a healthy biscuit. During the day the classes were all holding competitions as well including best designed book cover and an extreme reading photograph competition. Some photographs from the day can be seen below.

NSPCC/O2 E-safety Gurus Visit to Parent's Evening

Some of you may have had the good fortune of meeting the NSPCC/O2 Gurus, Lisa and Neil, at Parents Evening this week. They were on hand to provide parents and children with tips and advice around staying safe online.

Here at Manley Park Primary School we want our children and parents to be safe and feel confident online and have therefore invited the NSPCC/O2 team back to run a parent workshop.

 Dates and times are yet to be confirmed but if you would like further information please contact Miss Sobolewski, Mr Charnock or Mr Lehman via our schools communication email:

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