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Griffin Arts Festival: London

By 1 July 2023July 19th, 2023No Comments

27 – 30 June 2023

This week fifty year 5 students from the five primaries, that form the London and Kent part of the Griffin Schools Trust, have taken part in an immersive arts and cultural experience across London in celebration of the Griffin Arts Festival.

Ten senior students from Nicholas Chamberlaine accompanied the trip to help facilitate, demonstrating their leadership capabilities.

DAY 1:
They started the day visiting The National Gallery, where they helped the primary school students find all of the paintings they needed for their scavenger hunt.

This was followed by a walk around Trafalgar Square, China Town, Oxford Circus and Leicester Square taking in all of the sights.

They ended the day with an art workshop back at Willow Brook Primary.

DAY 2:
Our leaders spent the morning in a drumming and singing workshop where they had a go at drumming some songs from The Lion King soundtrack.

They then got the bus and tube into Covent Garden where they tried lots of street food and watched a live performance in the square.

They finished off the day watching an amazing performance of The Lion King in The West End.

DAY 3:
On this day our leaders visited The Globe Theatre where they had a tour of the building and watched a live Macbeth performance.

They then made their way to London Bridge on the tube to our next location which was The Tate Modern art gallery.

The final night of the GAF trip really did end on a high as our leaders attended the GAF Gala where they watched the student and staff orchestra perform. We then had a stomp workshop from a former member of Stomp. Followed by a poetry slam where they heard some amazing poetry and had the opportunity to perform their rap ‘GAF GAF FAMILY’!

At the end of the evening, our leaders asked if they could host their own disco on the playground to get all the year 5 students dancing and what a success this was.

Our leaders have had so many compliments on their enthusiasm and professionalism with the primary school students, they represented the school wonderfully.