Manley Park once again enjoyed a fantastic world book day with people dressing up as their favourite book characters. We had people who were practically perfect (Mary Poppins), to some who were very very late (Alice in Wonderland). Some photos from the day are attached below.
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.
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.
Here are a selection of photographs form School Games Day which was postponed in July to September
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:
On Friday 3rd March 2017 all of the Junior school children were given the chance to participate in an exciting opportunity. Every Year the the Bridgewater Hall runs a project called Halle for Youth and this year Manley Park were able to attend. Children from Year 3 to Year 6 all enjoyed themselves.
A small selection of pictures can be found below.
The choirs were outstanding - they really shone!! The energy and fun radiating from the stage when they sang was so infectious. Congratulations to all the choir members for their sparkling and brilliant performances - they are stars!
The rehearsals and performances went really well and everyone enjoyed themselves. A few photographs are attached.
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