August 1 2014 Latest news:
Ajay Nair, Reporter
Monday, July 7, 2014
A sporty school held their annual summer spectacular show while receiving a shield from the mayor for coming out on top in a borough-wide games competition.
Churchfields Junior School, Churchfields, South Woodford, invited mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin to their end of year celebrations, which included music, dance and a gym display.
Cllr Kissin presented pupils with a shield and congratulated them on their success at the Redbridge Mini Games, where the school took the top prize of overall winner.
The children, aged 7-11, performed for parents and friends, playing recorders, drums and singing for the crowds, while remaining full of energy in the blazing heat on Friday.
Churchfields headteacher Wendy Thomas said: “It was absolutely fantastic, the children were just incredible - the children are so talented.
“It’s something we think they will take with them into there future lives, because we instil in them the love of sports and creative arts and that’s something that will support them in their future.”
The headteacher was pleased to invite the new mayor to the school and said it was a great way to round off the academic year.
Ms Thomas added: “It’s a celebration of all their achievements throughout the year, it’s just lovely to be able to celebrate these wonderful things with the parents.”