Spring into Song – Virtual Concert February 2021
We marked the start of the half term holiday with a Music Festival, under the direction of music specialist Martin Jones, supported by the technological skills of Dom Gwynne. Pupils, both in school and at home, gathered with family and friends, members of St Mary’s Church and the local community and with some special guests – residents of Cheswardine Hall Nursing Home – for ‘Spring into Song’ –– all via Zoom!
Amid all the hard work and stress of juggling home learning with working from home, families were able to settle down for an uplifting hour of music. Pupils shared their instrumental skills playing piano, ukulele, flute and keyboard, and recited poems and prayers they had written; and celebrated artwork produced on the theme of Spring.
The whole school staff formed a choir to sing ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’.
We were delighted to be joined by pupils from our link school – St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Newcastle, who shared ‘The Billabong Song’ song with us. The Headteacher Mrs Mellor, also sent a wonderful message of welcome and we look forward to creating future connections and projects together.
The finale was a song composed by Martin Jones and the lyrics written by Sian Jones in which pupils, staff, peripatetic music teachers and members of the church community joined.
‘Like the sun without the moon, like a choir without a tune, like a room without a view – that’s how we feel without you.’ – poignant words as we support one another in coping with the isolation brought about by Covid 19.
Two of the ‘chat’ comments summed up this amazing celebration of the talents of St Mary’s pupils for all who took part:
‘Funtime Friday, fab end to term’
‘What a Herculean effort Martin (and Dom and performers) – a truly awesome lockdown concert!’
This year, instead of our traditional Remembrance Service held in church we found different ways to commemorate this important event.
We hope this short video provides a flavour of our Remembrance Service and some of the thoughtful and creative work completed by our children.
Christmas Tree Festival – Holy Trinity Church Eccleshall
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….well, inside Holy Trinity Church anyway!
Members of Mucklestone Music Mash choir and musicians attended this year’s Christmas Tree Festival alongside Bishops Lonsdale School. Thank you to everyone that attended to support the children. I think you will agree that they all sang and played beautifully.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favour rests.” Luke 2:13-14
Macmillan coffee afternoon
This week we supported the Macmillan cancer charity by holding a coffee afternoon. Parents were, as usual, incredibly generous with their donations of delicious cakes. The school council (supervised by Mrs Dicks) decorated the hall, made advertising posters and helped serve the beverages and cakes. Friends and family were all so kind and we managed to raise £152.65 for the charity. Not bad for a rainy Friday afternoon!
Harvest Festival – Sunday 13th October 2019
Thank you to all the family and friends who attending this year’s Harvest Festival Service. This is the time that we give thanks for all of God’s gifts to us and welcome the latest children to the school and church. The children were able to share their research about other Harvests from around the world and perform their newly learned harvest songs.
St Mary’s Got Talent – July 18th 2019
What a talented bunch we have here! Lots of dancing, comedy and music was displayed and judged by our own Simon Cowell AKA Mrs Turner…
Sports Day 2019 – July 2019
We enjoyed a pleasant, cooler morning for our Sports Day this year. All the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The sporting events were followed up by the annual parents and helpers picnic – which is an opportunity for us to acknowledge the help and support that is kindly given by certain members of the public and parents. The winning team for the day was Amiens. Well done everyone!
Boreatton Park Residential Trip – June 2019
A fun-filled, exhausting, whirlwind of a week was had by Class 3 at their Outdoor Residential Trip to Boreatton Park. More details of the activities can be found on the Class 3 page.
12th April 2019
We were lucky enough today to have a visit from the Easter Bunny who sneakily hid special gifts for the children in the school grounds.
Other Easter activities were; the Easter Bonnet Parade (where a winner and runner up were chosen from each class), Easter Egg tombola, film showings, Easter craft activities and an end or term church service.
The children and staff had a wonderful day and we’re all looking forward to our Easter break.
Mucklestone Music Mash Spring Concert
4th April 2019
Following a collaborative performance with Bishop Lonsdale Church of England Primary and Broughton Community Choir, Mucklestone Music Mash performed again in front of the whole school and parents for an afternoon concert. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to showcase their musical talents in front of their friends and family.
World Book Day 2019
7th March 2019
A huge WELL DONE to all the Children, Parents and Staff that managed to raise £67.76 for the charity Book Aid. Many cakes were enjoyed and books purchased to raise funds for children around the world.
17th – 21st December 2018
What a lot of fun we have all had this week. Its been packed with music, drama, food and silly jumpers!
We even had a very special visitor on Thursday who took time out of his extremely busy schedule to bring some pressies and a festive cheer to the school. ho! ho! ho!
St Mary’s Rocks Christmas
This year our Christmas performance was called “St Mary’s Rocks Christmas” – and boy did they rock! The whole school contributed in either theatrical or choral ability and everybody did a fantastic job of remembering scripts and songs.
Cheswardine Hall, December 2018
The group that attended at the Christmas Tree Festival were given the opportunity to perform for the residents at Cheswardine Hall. The children were proud to represent the school and everybody said they enjoyed the performance and how polite and well-mannered our children are. Well done everybody!
Christmas Tree Festival, Holy Trinity Church. Eccleshall.
30th November 2018
We were lucky enough to be asked to join the Christmas Tree Festival at Holy Trinity Church along with Bishops Lonsdale School. We performed choral pieces, solo and group instrumental pieces – all with a festive theme. The event was organised and led by Martin Jones. Martin has worked wonders with our after school music club who were there to perform as well. A wonderful Christmassy time was had by all the children, staff, parents and members of the public who came to watch.
Key Stage 2 Football Competition Keele University
The Royal Wedding May 2018
We celebrated the marriage of Harry and Meghan in style with a whole school picnic. Thank you to all the families who also attended to help mark the occasion. The sun was out and we were lucky enough to have ice creams kindly donated by one of our parents. All of the children had a fantastic day filled with Royal Wedding themed activities.
Shropshire League Archery Competition May 2018 – 1st Place!
Shropshire League Tennis Competition May 2018
Shropshire League Athletics Competition January 2018
Netball Competition January 2018