Young Voices – Sheffield Arena, 19.1.16

Here is what Sophie (6) and Grace (7) from Year 2 had to say about their very first Young Voices experience:

Sophie: When we got there we found our seats, we were right at the bottom, near the stage!

Grace: I felt nervous because I knew that everybody would be able to see us and would be looking to see if we knew our words.

Sophie: Next we practiced singing all the songs, we practiced with someone called Tom Billington. I thought it was a bit weird that he held his nose in Video Killed The Radio Star. He ran around and kept popping up in different places in the choir! He was lots of fun.

Grace: I liked Laura Wright, she was very good and I really liked her long white dress. It was lovely and she was very pretty!

Sophie: Andy from the DVD came to dance with us, he is very funny. We had to copy his dancer friends from Urban Strides. They helped us to remember the actions, they were super dancers!

Sophie: Barney from Blue Peter was there too! He had a special challenge. He had to conduct the choir.

Grace: I was amazed that we might get to be on Blue Peter and it was really exciting that we got to see Barney.

Grace: I was very nervous at the start because there were hundreds of people there and I’m not used to singing in front of so many people!

Sophie: I was used to it because I went to see my big sister sing at Young Voices last year! I had to wait until I was old enough to join it, it was worth the wait!

Grace: I loved it! I would like to go again next year because it was really big and I like big stuff! It was better than I ever imagined.

Sophie: I would like to go again too! It feels like you are on top of the world because it is ginormous!

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Tuck Shop

Over the last few weeks Student Council have been planning a tuck shop which will include all sorts of healthy snacks including: dried fruits such as raisins, sultanas, banana chips, raisin yogurts; cereal bars like Alpen, Special Kay, Harvest Chewees and fresh fruit.

For people who like a variety there will be mixed bags of dried fruit. There will also be a fresh fruit of the week! Grapes are very popular!

The tuck shop will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we will also be having ‘Toast Friday’! Toast will be sold at 20p a slice.


Class 4

Head boy and Head girl elections

When reading the children’s end of year questionnaires Mrs Womersley found that they thought the school would benefit from appointing a Head boy and Head girl.It was suggested that a sensible and reliable boy and girl from Year 6 should be elected by their peers to assist the School Council in continuing to make West Bretton School somewhere to be proud of.

Alexander, Mikala, Isobel and Brianna delivered their speeches to the whole school in Monday morning’s assembly. All four children did a fantastic job and made the staff and pupils of West Bretton proud.


Below you can find copies of the candidate’s speeches and presentations:


Brianna’s Head Girl Presentation



My name is Alexander,

I’s like to be head boy.

When you’ve heard all the speeches,

I hope you make the right choice.

I’m sensible and organised,

With a sympathetic ear.

So if you have a problem,

You know I’m always here.

I’ll give any adult, child or visitor,

My very well mannered respect.

I’ll do my best for everyone,

It’s the least you can expect.

I’d be honoured if you chose me,

Ahead of all the rest,

And ill give you 110% effort

To make West Bretton the best!



Isobel’s Head Girl Presentation

Isobel also made a music video with her friends to show during assembly.



Mikala delivered a heart felt speech about why she should be voted head girl. Her speech included quotes from her friends about her and lots of fantastic ideas about how she would help the school change for the better. Mikala articulately described herself as reliable, approachable and hard working, all traits a Head Girl should have!


The new Head boy and Head girl of West Bretton Junior and Infant school are…

Isobel and Alex!


Plans for the garden

In Student Council this year we have worked towards many different goals (and achieved all of them!).

This term we have put our main focus on the garden. At our school we love being able to do outdoor activities and enjoying the fresh air and sun; for this reason we decided to re-do our garden. Lots of people worked hard to prepare this and help make this happen.

In our first Student Council meeting we discussed the changes that needed to be made, the things we needed to do to make these changes and finally the ideas regarding the project.

We then met up together, two weeks later, at lunch time to take measurements and discuss what we wanted to do with the garden: we came to the conclusion of getting paving stones to pave the entire garden.


After weeks of planning we decided to get year 5/6 (the eldest pupils in school) involved. Last Friday we tidied up the garden and enjoyed it very much! We weeded all four beds and chose where to re-plant some trees on the field.

We haven’t finished the garden yet but we are having so much fun making our school nicer!

By Olivia H


Student Council

Comic Relief

I really liked ‘Red Nose Day’ because we sold lots of buns and gave all the money to charity!

Ellie M

On ‘Red Nose Day’ West Bretton School raised money by:

Selling buns, biscuits and cakes.
Wearing red.
How many sweets in the jar?
Glitter tattoos
Nail painting
2nd hand stall
Talent Show!

Red nose day is a day when you ‘make your face funny’ by wearing a red nose. This year some of the red noses looked like astronauts and vampires.

My favourite part was the talent show. It was good because there were lots of different acts!

Lucy F

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School Council did a fantastic job organising the days activities.

When it was ‘Red Nose Day’ we dressed in red and there were glitter tattoos, a bun stall and a second hand stall!


I enjoyed ‘Red Nose Day’ because there were lots of buns that tasted delicious! I also liked the glitter tattoos and nail painting.


We raised £265.21!!!

My favourite part was the talent show! I liked it because it was fun seeing everyone doing different things.