Choir trip to Morrisons

On Tuesday morning, the school choir took a trip to Morrisons, Enterprise 5.

Due to the fact that the school choir do not usually go on trips as a group, we did not have a coach or a bus to travel on. As a result, every child had to walk. When we got there,we sang many different songs including; little drummer boy, silent night, infant holy and many more.

As we continued to sing, more and more of an audience began to appear. After we finished singing, we got a clap from everybody and got ready to go back to school.

It was a great morning and we had lots of fun!

By Mollie and Isabelle

Choir sing at Bradford University Graduation

After months of hard work, Blakehill Choir (the greatest singers of all time) had their next appearance at Bradford University. For around four years, Blakehill Choir have been invited to sing at Bradford University Winter Graduation. Wowing the crowd with their angelic voices, they preformed on a stage singing: we three kings, infant holy, go tell it on the mountain and lots more.

However, we three king was sang by three soloists Macey, Leah and Myself (Emily). We sang through all of the songs twice. Half way through we go provided with snacks, which were delicious, I could have eaten it all again! We had a fantastic time and we can not wait to go back in Summer.

By Emily Mae

The Blakehill Choir Perform at a Wedding.

Today is the day that our choir have been waiting and working hard for, after a month or so of waiting and singing the day finally arrived! Our beautiful  school governor, Ms Naylor, had her special day today, the third of November 2017,  was her wedding. Ms Naylor and Jonathan, her lovely partner, got married. Putting her trust in us, she set Blakehill the challenge of sing at her wedding. So today, full of excitement and joy, the Blakehill choir clambered onto the bus to our destination. After learning where our seat were, we when into a waiting room hidden from everyone (as we were a secret) our lunch was given and we had a mini picnic, which was very tasty.

Quickly time flew, as it does, it was already time for the wedding so we walked up the isle to our seats ready for the service and our time to sing. Joining in with too hymns, we were ready to sing our time came and we all glistened like stars even a couple of tears danced down some people’s faces. We even received a standing ovation Today was a great  treat. After a few pictures with the newly weds, we set off back to school full of happiness weddings bring. It was a great day and we wish Ms Naylor and her husband a wonderful, happy and long life together.

Emily Mae

Summer Fair 2017

Tomorrow, the floorless people of the PTFA have blown us off our feet with yet another impressive Summer Fair. Each year we have one and they have topped it each time. This year we have some amazing stalls that will be really fun and enjoyable! You might like to go and play on the tin can alley or you could test your luck with a name the bear. These are some stalls that might also suit you : hook a hoop, good as new book stall, jar tombola, bottle tombola and general tombola (there will be some more shops) and if you like you can test your skills with Mr Lowe, the most fierce goalie you have ever met. If you feel like being in theme of the fair, pirates and princesses, you can take part in a treasure hunt and if you are chosen best dress you get to walk in the parade, plus a prize! First prize is 1 hour bowling and second is free entry to Funopolis.

For your entertainment, you will have a cheer-leading team called Sonic Boom, performing at 1:35pm. Pro-Elite football skills will be going on all day. The school choir , who have kindly agreed to sing at 2:20pm, will be wowing you with their singing skills, singing some fun songs you may recognise. We hope we will be seeing you there tomorrow and make sure to wear your best princess or pirate costume! We hope you enjoy your day and we are crossing our fingers that it doesn’t rain!

By Emily Mae, Mckensey and Alex

Young Voices 2017


On Wednesday this week some very lucky children from Blakehill got the chance to take part in one of the biggest choirs in the world! The Choir was made up of over 5000 children and their teachers! These children were extremely lucky and although it took lots and lots of practise it was all worth it thousands of people came to watch it was amazing!

We have spent months practising and it really paid off. As this day began we ate in extra club we rapidly got changed for the day. As soon as the coach pulled up we jumped on for a long ride to Sheffield Arena. Finally, we got there and started and started our rehearsal. We got seated and sang along with all the other children and school in the practise. Singing our hearts out, we slurped our drinks and got ready for the big show. In no time the main show was upon us and members of our family started to arrive.

Bright, hot and shining lights shone in our faces as the show began. The music blasted out and we began to sing. Before the show started, we were introduce to our guest stars that included The Beat-box Collective and Natalie Williams. The songs we sang were mostly medleys but some weren’t, like Birdhouse in your soul. The medleys were called Five Guys named Moe, For those about to rock again and Pop Medley. The consort ended about 9:30. We were all tired as could be. We arrived back at school just before 11 o’clock at night! The next day we did not want to get out of bed but we had such a great time that is was all worth while!

Have a look at some of the pictures and short videos from our fantastic time at Young Voices 2017 and leave a comment.

By Emily Mae and Alex

Blakehill Choir go to Bradford University

This week on Wednesday and Thursday the amazing Blakehill choir went to the Bradford University to sing a number of traditional Christmas carols. We had four fantastic soloist Brooke, Emily Mae, Macey and Kaitlin.  They sang like angels from the sky. The song they sang was We Three Kings. It took alot of practise for them and it was all worth it.

We went to the University because we wanted to sing for the hard working people who had graduated. The spectacular choir got such an amazing reaction one kind man, who graduated, came up to the Blakehill choir to thank them for their wonderful singing. Kaylen, in year 4, took a picture with this gentleman wearing his graduation cap to thank the man for the wonderful comments. Between the events the choir were given snacks by Pria’s mum. We had a fantastic time and will hopefully be back next year.

We hope you enjoy this footage.

By Brooke and Emily Mae

St Cuthbert’s Walking Nativity

Tomorrow at 5:00pm the school choir will be going down to St Cuthbert’s to take part in their walking nativity. Many schools will also be attending this great walk. If you want to come you need to be accompanied by an adult but don’t worry parents it will be a lot of fun for all! For all that would like to attend we are meeting at St Cuthbert’s church on Wrose Road.

We will be singing a various traditional Christmas carols. After this, we will be waling between and meeting the main characters of the traditional story, which includes the sheep. We will also be taking part in a similar journey to that of the one in the story and along the way we will be stopping for some nice beverages .

We hope to see you there to join this wonderful activity.

By Brooke and Emily Mae 🙂

Choir at Big Sing

Choir is back! Ten lucky people are going to the Big Sing which is a really exciting thing for us. We are teamed up with Thorp primary and will be singing some good songs, such as down by the river side, banana boat, a Viking song and an African work song. Song songs even have actions that we have been learning. Big sing will take place next week! We have practice very hard.
So far this year the choir have been to many different places like the high school, nursing homes and even graduations. After this event, we are going to carry on singing and doing choir. If you have seen us I hope you like our performance and if you are interested in joining our choir see Mrs Marsden or Mrs Badell.

 

By Emily Mae and Amelia

Mrs Marsden reporting on Blakehill at Young Voices

After many a Friday lunchtime YV practice sessions, the time had finally arrived for forty children across KS2, plus enthusiastic members of staff, to head off down the M1 to Sheffield. Armed with plastic carrier bags filled to the brim with teatime goodies and enough water to sink a battleship, not forgetting our trusty school banner, we headed off to join a 5000 strong school choir at Sheffield Arena on a cold, damp winters day. A last minute sing-a-long to our well used YV CD seemed a good idea at the time but I’m not too sure the Dewhirst bus driver shared our thoughts as he hastily switched it off as we entered the Arena car park!
We arrived by 1pm and like intrepid explorers Mrs Bedell and myself led from the front to find our seats with forty excited children and staff following behind. Inside, the arena was overwhelming compared to the safety of our practice session classroom. However nothing fazes our children who were soon busily chatting to the surrounding children from other Yorkshire schools. A rather long 2 hour rehearsal passed, followed by teatime with numerous visits to the toilet. Perhaps it was the nerves? Perhaps it was the drinks? Who knows, but as 7pm arrived toilet stops were stopped.
Parents started to swarm like ants into the auditorium below, searching for their seats and their children. Our school banner hung triumphantly from a nearby railing hoping to give parents a clue to where we were. Then the moment we had waited for was only minutes away. The lights dimmed. The suspense built. Suddenly YV 2016 burst into action! A sea of white T-shirts jumped out of their seats in unison to loudly sing ‘Transport of Delight’ Our previously sombre looking children, who had sat through the rehearsal looking a little fed up suddenly transformed into happy, smiling children buzzing with energy and pride. We sang our hearts out and danced our legs tired from 7 till 9 to our very own favourites ‘Pop Medley’ and ‘Lightning Tree’ plus lots, lots more. We challenged parents to ‘Funk It Up’ and’ Mexican Waved’ to our hearts content. We simply had a blast!
All too soon it was over for another year. Tired and exhausted we made our weary way back to the coach for one last head count before setting off back up the M1 for home! A long day, a late night, but Blakehill YV 2016 you did us proud! You were fantastic and represented our school magnificently!

Thank you for all your hard work and we hope to see some of you next year.

Mrs Marsden & Mrs Bedell
Young Voices Co-ordinators

 

Young Voices

On Wednesday 20th, a lot of children from all over the country went to young voices. It was a great atmosphere and a wonderful experience .The choir were fabulous and all of the parents loved it and went wild. Every body loved the concert and we even got to meet special guests.The crowd got involved and were made to dance and  do the wave. On the way back, every body was very sleepy and the next day every body was talking about it.

By Emily Mae

 
Young Voices 2016 on PhotoPeach