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Cyberbullying awareness concert

Students at Sancton Wood were treated to an interactive concert given by upcoming pop star Josh Davis and his guitarist, Harrison. They have been touring the country performing in schools and talking to students about the importance of internet safety. Josh has just signed a deal with The Famous Company to create an EP of original material has performed at a number of events across the UK, most recently supporting former X Factor winner Ben Haenow. His voice has been hailed as the UK’s next Justin Bieber.
Our students were in good voice too on Friday afternoon, as you will hear in the clips below!

Singing really is good for you!

There have been enough studies in recent years that have set out to prove that singing is good for your health, both psychologically and physically, but what difference does it really make? The good news is that you don’t need to have reached┬áprofessional standard to reap the benefits. Take Sancton Wood Singers as a working example: staff, parents, grandparents, au pairs, rush in, often late, preoccupied with matters of the day but even after a few warm up the smiles are returning and the frowns are relaxing. Those ‘feel good’ endorphins associated with physical exercise are being released, the deeper breathing helps to reduce stress and get more oxygen into the blood which improves circulation. The other really key element is that it is relational, there is a shared sense of purpose and experience. So next time you catch yourself belting out something in the shower or in the safe cocoon of your car, why not look into doing it with a group instead?

Sancton Wood Singers meets on Thursdays at 4pm and a warm welcome is extended to all staff/parents/carers

Summer Arts Celebration

One of the high points of the summer term – an evening of music, drama and art held in Emmanuel United Reformed Church involving Infants, Juniors and Seniors, as well as staff and parents. There was a wide range of solos and group performances, as well as a preview of the Year 5 & 6 production of Macbeth and appearances from Minstrels and Sancton Wood Singers.