On 8th July Kingsmeadow school hall was once again transformed into a 1940s style dance hall. Our ‘Then and Now’ event saw a mixture of senior citizens from our local area, school governors, guest speakers who had been in school this year and local clergy being entertained by our students as they were taken on a whistle stop tour of WWII in a morale boosting and uplifting way.
The ‘REAL’ staff worked tirelessly along with the school caretakers to transform the hall and set up an authentic afternoon tea with triangle sandwiches, fresh cream scones and a selection of cakes and biscuits all served on authentic, vintage china. Our students (some dressed as WWII evacuees) then entertained our guests with their learning through the mediums of poetry, song and dance. The REAL staff were all dressed in 1940s fashion to make the event as authentic as possible the hall was filled with the ‘Big Band’ tunes in between the student’s exhibition of learning.
Before leaving our guests were all given gifts of Ringtons’ sample packs provided by Simon Musgrave from Ringtons Tea Merchants. This successful local business has community at its heart and provided the tea and coffee and biscuits served at the event as well as some lovely gifts to be raffled off for charity.
All in all the event was a roaring success with our students presenting their learning to an authentic audience and raising a wonderful £64.80 for ‘Daft as a Brush’ cancer patients charity.