Year 5&6

Chess Success!

Our fantastic Fishergate chess players at the Hull Junior Tournament. Prizes all round!

N won the Minor Section (for the second time in a row!) with L third and A and A sharing fourth and the best under 11s prize.  J was third in the Novice section and B the best girl. M missed out on a share of third by drawing a game he was winning easily in the final round but still finished with 3.5/6 in his first ever individual tournament.
Top tactics, super strategic thinking, amazing attitudes and plenty of practice and persistence from our chess champs!


Our Young Voices Experience!

I’ve been there before but I think this year was the best!Kizzy

We were due to leave school at 11.30 for our exciting Young Voices adventure to Manchester Arena. Unfortunately, the company we had booked didn’t have a coach for us which we found out from our hero Mrs Cole. Luckily, we got a coach from Pullman’s (our second heroes of the day, along with Mrs Deighton for organising it) and we were OFF!

Soon after, when we were all starving, we ate a delicious lunch on the coach.

It took an hour and a half to get to the arena but fortunately we got there (at last!). The arena was massive and we were all very excited, there was also a lot of security.

When we got inside, we found our seats way up high in the arena. After that, we rehearsed for three hours, which was really tiring but good to sing with the other 5000 children that were there as well as some of the soloists.

Then it was time for a scrumptious dinner!

Later, we saw all our friends and family that had come to watch the concert and suddenly, the lights went off! Then the fancy stage lights came on and we switched on our Young Voices torches, the concert had STARTED!

The concert included: the fabulous dancers Urban Strides (who did a Star Wars dance), acapella singers the Magnets, the amazing singer Natalie Williams and an awesome 16 year old guitarist called Alfie Sheard. We also sang lots of songs, one of our choir’s favourites was Africa where we even created a rainstorm using body percussion!

It was AMAZING to watch and do!Zarah


Finally, after lots of waiting, we left the arena and found our coach but unluckily, two roads were closed on the way home!

We arrived back in York at roughly 11.20pm, lots of people fell asleep on the way home because we’d been so busy. What an amazing night!

One of the best experiences I’ve ever had!Anya

By Zarah, Kizzy and Anya