MORE than a thousand children from schools across York skipped regular lessons for a day and were able to ‘let off steam’ instead.
Just under 400 pupils from Copmanthorpe School, along with 200 from St Paul’s CE, 150 from Lord Deramore’s and 440 from Poppleton Ousebank were all visited by Rock Kidz On Tour.
The St Helen based company gives primary schools across the country the opportunity to learn important life lessons in a fun way through our high energy rockstar workshops.
Each school focused on a different workshop such as Self-Esteem, Health and Wellness, Dreams and Goals, Anti-Bullying, or Equality and Diversity.
Jenny Rogers, Head of School at Copmanthorpe, said on Friday March 4 they transformed their school hall into a stadium and the children and adults turned into rock stars.
The children learned a song called ‘Don’t Quit!’ talk about the importance of working hard, having goals and not giving up.
Ms Rogers said: ‘It was the first time we could get together as a whole school since the start of the pandemic, so it was a really special day.
“It was absolutely amazing to bring the kids together again and see the joy on their faces.
“Many of them came to see me afterwards to thank me and tell me how much they appreciated it.
“We tied the day in with Time Table Rockstars, having times table battles throughout the day, while dressed like their favorite rock legends.
“We had dance battles between the kids and the staff got involved as well.”
“Our amazing parents raised £1,039 at the event.
“The money was originally going to go to maths resources at school but due to the crisis in Ukraine we have now split the money and actually funded it through Aviva so we raised £500 for the school and £1,078 for the Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.”
Copmanthopre School is no stranger to music showcases in 2019, a Big Sing event took place at the school run by York Music Hub, and three generations of the same family with ties to the school were among the visitors during the week of celebrating its 150th anniversary.
The school organized a series of activities to mark this milestone.
Sarah Hudson and her daughters Megan, 10, and Jessica, seven, and Sarah’s father, Colin Hudson, 75, joined in the birthday celebrations by attending the school tea party on Wednesday afternoon. midday. Sarah’s grandfather, Joseph Robinson Hudson, was also a student at the school.
On this occasion, a number of former teachers attended the event, as well as current staff and students, and other members of the community.
Held in the hall of the lower school, the afternoon tea included an exhibition of historic photographs and logbooks dating back to 1869.