On Wednesday 26th April Wellow and 9 other schools went to compete in the final of Rock Challenge at the Portsmouth Guildhall. They had already competed and placed 1st in their heats and were now in the southern finals. Wellow’s theme was ‘SS Mendi, the Ship History Forgot’, the children told the story, through dance and drama, of the terrible tragedy that took place 100 years ago in Southampton waters. Earlier in the day all the schools’ rehearsed in front of each other and then each school voted for their favourite performance. This very special Award for Performers’ Choice was won by Wellow; this meant a great deal to our children as it was recognition from all the other schools and children taking part in Rock Challenge! Before our performance the children were thrilled to hear that we had already won 3 special awards ‘Award for Healthy Lifestyle’, ‘Award for School Community Support’ and the ‘Award for Cultural and Educational Achievement’. Other awards we won included ‘Excellence for Drama’, ‘Excellence for Concept’, ‘Excellence for Choreography’ and ‘Excellence for Lighting’ plus many more. It was a long but superb day supported by all involved and after several hours of performances the results were in! Wellow placed 3rd overall!!! An amazing result for our school! We are immensely proud of all the children involved in this year’s Rock Challenge and would like to thank all the parents for supporting their children throughout this wonderful experience. Well done Wellow, another truly magnificent performance! Thank you to parents, staff and all volunteers involved in costumes, hair and make-up, dance etc.
SS Mendi Honoured in a local Ceremony attended by pupils from Wellow School…
Rock Challenge Winners!!
For the fifth time we took part in the Southern J Rock Challenge event on Friday 17th February. Several months of preparation during curriculum PE/dance lessons prepared all of the Year 5 children for their eight minute performance, supported by most of the children in Year 6 and several children from Years 3 & 4. Our children showed true professional dedication by coming to school for weekend workshops to rehearse and perfect their routine. Rock Challenge has the unique ability to pull all staff, governors, parents and grandparents together to produce an amazing extra curricula experience, one that we are all jointly proud of; set, costumes and lighting are also part of this. We are immensely proud of all the children who took part, not only for the performance but their impeccable conduct throughout the entire day. Entitled ‘SS Mendi – the Ship History Forgot’ the children told the story, through dance and drama, of the terrible tragedy that took place 100 years ago in Southampton waters. The story starts with scenes of war, followed by the bright and colourful tribes of South Africa with the British Army recruiting South African men to support the War effort in Europe – then tragedy strikes when fog drifts across Southampton waters just off the Isle of Wight and the SS Mendi collided with another ship resulting in over 600 South African men perishing at sea.
Winners of numerous awards including ‘Excellence for Choreography, Visual Enhancement, Concept, Performance Skill & Stage Crew (Stage Crew being made up of 5 children from Year 6)’ ensured Wellow Primary School secured 1st place on the night. We now go through to the Junior Final on 26th April at Portsmouth Guildhall.
Schools Report in the Daily Echo
Primary Reporters visit The Mayflower, Southampton!
Poems to Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday
The Rotary Club of Romsey Test invited children from schools in Romsey and the Surrounding villages to submit poems for the “Poems for the Queen’s 90th Birthday” Competition. 195 poems were submitted and a special booklet was compiled to include the winning entries from each school and was sent to The Queen at Buckingham Palace. Toby from our Year 4 class had his winning poem entry included in the booklet.
Science Lessons at Paultons Park
A Remembrance Thank You Remembrance Celebrations
A Royal Thank You
All the children at Wellow School received a Royal thank you from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their kind handmade cards sent on the occasion of the birth of their daughter, Princess Charlotte.
St Margaret’s Church, 800th Anniversary Celebration
Science Project – Growing Space Seeds Writing Competition Winners
School Report in the Romsey Adverister