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School Council Visit London

School Council Visit London

It seems like a such a long time ago but in September the school council visited the Houses of Parliament in London.

It was an early start. We took an early train from Manchester Piccadilly train station to London Euston. Luckily, a kind man at the train station gave us lots of cereal bars to keep us from getting hungry on the journey.

When we got to London, we quickly took a tube to Hyde park where we ate our lunch.

After that, we marched to Buckingham Palace on route to the Houses of Parliament. It was boiling!

When we arrived at the Houses of Parliament, we met our MP,Kate Green, and asked her lots of interesting questions about what it was like to be an MP. We had a tour of the Houses off Parliament and got to watch the Commons and Lords debate different issues.

After a jam packed day, we headed back to the train station via Mcdonalds!

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The Queen’s 90th Birthday

The Queen’s 90th Birthday

On Thursday 19th May the whole school celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday. Each year group dressed up from a different decade of the Queen’s life. There was Punch and Judy, Maypole dancing and a giant street party with the whole school in the yard.

Let us know what you think of the photos.

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Tea Party at the Town Hall!

Tea Party at the Town Hall!

As the nation prepared to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday, Trafford Council  invited residents, groups, businesses and local schools to join in the “Let’s Tidy Trafford Together” initiative as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s “Clean for the Queen” campaign.

At Gorse Hill Primary, we entered a, ‘Litter Monster Challenge’. Children in class 9, made a litter monster from recyclable rubbish. Last night, Mrs Rodda, Ellie Hewitt, Vicky Rakhtopol and Madison Farrell attended a tea party at Trafford Town Hall, where the winners were announced and a special beacon was lit to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Although we didn’t win, the pupils had a fantastic time at this event. Here are some photos from the evening.

Let’s Talk Primary

Let’s Talk Primary

Last month, Mrs Rodda took some members of the school council to take part, ‘Let’s Talk Primary’.

This fantastic event is organised by Trafford Youth Council. It was a great opportunity to meet pupils from other schools in our area and discuss issues that affect young people today.

We discussed what we liked most about our local area and what we would like to improve. We finished the event by creating an invention to improve our local area and presented it in Dragon’s Den! One common theme that pupils from all schools were fed up with is dog poo in the local area!

Our genius school council, designed a ‘Poop Buster’ which not only cleaned up mess but recycled it into water for the plants! They might be future entrepreneurs!

Here are some photos from the event:

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The Poop Buster design

The Poop Buster design

Presenting to the Dragons

Presenting to the Dragons

 

Young Voices

Young Voices

At the beginning of March, Mrs Rodda and Miss James had the pleasure of taking Gorse Hill Singing Club to be part of Young Voices 2016. This was a fantastic experience! We performed with over 6000 children at the Manchester Evening News Arena. Here are some photos of the night.

We were so proud of the children!

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