Charity Week and Red Nose Day

Charity Week and Red Nose Day

Thanks to your generosity and the entrepreneurial skills of many of our children, we raised an amazing total of £1,316 for charity last week. On Friday, your donations for non-uniform day and cookies (thanks to Mrs Garton and her team in the kitchen for baking these) made £630 for Comic Relief. Earlier in the week, the stalls and games that children had organised for the entertainment of other year groups raised an incredible £686. The children had a great time both planning their own activities and getting involved with others. We really appreciate you sending money in to allow us to raise funds and help further embed the children’s understanding of charitable acts. Following suggestions from children and staff, we shared the money as follows:
• £250 to Water Aid
• £286 to Stonebridge City Farm
• £150 to the Nottingham Music Hub (match-funded by the Arts Council so effectively a £300 donation)

Young Voices Birmingham 2019

Young Voices Birmingham 2019

On Thursday, Mrs Freely, Mrs Need, Mrs Harne and Mrs Rick took 28 children from the Middleton School Choir to the Birmingham Resorts World Arena for Young Voices 2019. Over 6500 children joined together to create the world’s BIGGEST school choir. It was an absolutely incredible experience for adults and children alike and a privilege to have been able to be a part of something so special.
Stars including Beau Dermott ( a Britain’s Got Talent golden buzzer act), Sharlene Hector ( a singer/songwriter who has been part of Basement Jaxx) and Tony Hadley, the lead singer of Spandau Ballet also joined us. Meeting Tony Hadley was a particular highlight for the Teachers!
Mrs Freely would like to thank all of the children who took part n the concert for all their hard work over the last few months and also a huge thank you to the parents who were able to support us by coming along to the concert.
It was a night we will never forget and we cannot wait to see what next year brings!
Please check our video in our Videos page or on our YouTube Channel.

Talent Show 2018

Talent Show 2018

Our annual Middleton’s Talent Show took place on the last day of the last term of 2018.
The show is open to all the children and is designed to showcase all type of talents.
It may be that the children attend dance classes out of school, learn to play an instrument in their own time, just enjoy singing in the shower or even like to tell “Knock Knock” jokes.
This special event gives these children the opportunity to bring their talents into school and present them to the rest of their fellow pupils.
The 2018 show was full of talented pupils who showcased acrobatics, magic tricks, football skills, musical prowess.

Just before the new academic year began, we were successfully re-accredited with the International Schools Award for a further three years until 2021. This is a fantastic accolade for the school and recognition of how celebrating diversity and links with the wider world are fundamental to Middleton’s ethos. Our school was invited to attend the national award ceremony in London. The event took place in the Houses of Parliament and included a speech from Damian Hinds MP, the Secretary of State for Education, who extolled the virtues of schools such as Middleton for the work they do in encouraging children to have a global perspective.