Teddy Bears’ Picnic

If you go down to Orchard Gardens today
You're sure of a big surprise
If you go down to Orchard Gardens today
You'd better go in disguise!

For every bear that ever there was, will gather there for certain
Because today's the day the Squirrels have their picnic!

On Friday 28th May, School Council hosted a Teddy Bears’ Picnic to raise money for The British Red Cross for Covid-19 aid in India. There were picnic blankets, teddy bears, sweet treats, and BIG smiles at the lunchtime event. WCPS raised an amazing £161.50 in total. Here’s what our Year 2 representatives said about the exciting event:

“For the picnic I made a big poster. Everybody had a special treat. There were teddy bears everywhere!” Daniel K

“We had a picnic outside on the mats with the teddy bears and everyone donated £2 for British Red Cross” Leo W

“I made posters and counted the money. Then we went to Orchard Garden to have a picnic” Pedro

Squirrels has Talent

It was time for Squirrels to unleash their talents at our first ever ‘Squirrels has Talent’ competition. We looked for all kinds of talented children: singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, magicians, sport stars, stage performers... and they sure delivered! Audition videos were sent via Seesaw and the School Council had the tricky job of shortlisting three finalists from each class. Here were our fantastic finalists to make the stage:

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Baxter

Siddie

Oliver W

Jamie B

Kasper

Oliver Wa

Buddy

Ved

Kashyap

James L and Max K

Abir

Leo G

Timothy

Samuel J

Khizer

Kai

Nicholas O

Caspar

Ryan

Luke

Eilan

Louis G

Aydin

Johnathan

Atlas

Daniel

David

 

Mrs Buck, Ms Fourie, Mrs Gannon and Mrs Cadle were in the judging panel and together they had the tricky job of choosing one year group winner. A huge well done to Buddy, Abir and Eilan for winning their year group SHT 2021 competition. Buddy bravely sang ‘A Million Dreams’ from The Greatest Showman who remembered all of the words from memory. Abir wowed the Year 1 audience with his Indian dance routine and even threw his hat to the crowd! Eilan sang ‘Let’s go Fly a Kite’ from Mary Poppins and there was not a dry eye in Orchard Hall. Congratulations to them all.

Altogether WCPS raised £176.52 for Wimbledon Guild. Here’s what our Year 1 representatives said about the fundraiser:

“I was the host for the talent and we told the performers when to come onto the stage” Victor

“I had a very important job to present and introduce the final acts. I loved it because I saw magic tricks” Leo H

“I did a magic trick. I did the opening of the show and introduced some acts” Caspar

Thank you to School Council for organising such a successful and FUN event.