October is looking to be a great month as we are hosting two exciting events.
With Strictly Come Dancing season started, Haygrove has its very own celebration of dance, and tickets are on sale now! Stepping Out, a dance showcase, is taking place on Thursday 11th October. Thirty students across Years 7 to 10 have learnt, choreographed and rehearsed a number of different dances and they would love to be supported by a big audience. For tickets, students need to fill in a booking form that can be found in reception, ICT1, Drama room 10 or the staff room, then pop into Finance. £5 adults, £3 children.
We are delighted to once again be hosting the Kenyan Choir from Educate the Kids this year. In 2015 the ‘Singing Children of Africa’ brought 26 children and 6 teachers to the UK and we were delighted to host the group here at Haygrove School. The money raised on their tour built an orphanage which is situated beside the school. The children who live in the orphanage have all had a hard start in life and our money will help to provide them with the education they need to make a positive start in life. We are thrilled that some of our Haygrove families will be hosting some of the choir this year as an extension of our support.
Our Year 7 students have been challenged to raise money over the summer holidays and Year 8 are hard at work preparing washbags for each of the choir members as last year one young man, when asked what he would like to bring back for his brother, answered simply ‘a toothbrush’.
Non Uniform Day – Friday 5th October To celebrate the visit and further enable us to make a difference with our donations, we will be asking students to wear the colours of the Kenyan flag (red, black, white and green) for a non school uniform day on Friday 5th October. A suggested donation of £1 will be donated to the choir.
As usual we would request that students respect our rules and that students do not dye their hair, wear crop tops, clothing with inappropriate messages or logos, ripped jeans and do not wear extra jewellery and piercings beyond that which is stated in the school planner.
We will conclude the day of their visit on 12th October with a whole school performance from the choir which, as always, will be an inspiring occasion and great fun! Concert This will take place in the Haygrove Sports Hall starting at 7pm. It promises to be a magical evening courtesy of the Kenyan Choir as part of their ‘Believe’ tour (all money raised wgoes directly to the charity). We hope you will take this opportunity to meet the inspirational youngsters who will represent their school and orphanage.