Category Archives: special features

New School Gate Opening

Sir Tim Brighouse visited Lyndhurst to officially cut the ribbon and open the new school gate. Two children from Grove FM’s Radio Club interviewed Sir Tim about his experiences and what makes a good school. Listen below to find out more.

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And here is a quote by musician Pablo Casals, which Sir Tim referenced in his opening speech:

Sometimes I look around me with a feeling of complete dismay. In the confusion that afflicts the world today, I see disrespect for the very values of life.

Beauty is all around us, but how many seem to see nothing. Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe; a moment that will never be again.

And what do we teach our children? We teach them that 2+2 makes 4, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are?

You must cherish one another. You must work – we must all work – We should say to each of them: do you know what you are?

You are a marvel. You are unique. In the entire world there is no other child exactly like you. In the millions of years that have passed, there has never been another child like you.

And look at your body – what a wonder it is. Your legs, your arms, your cunning fingers, and the way you move.

You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?

Let us make the world worthy of its children.

                                                                             (Pablo Casals)

Lyndhurst & Mexico exchange

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Tamarind sweets covered in chili

Children in Ganges and Amazon class have been learning about the Aztecs. They wanted o know more about life in Mexico today, so they asked questions for Mexican children. This week we got answers from Year 3 children at Alexander Bain School in Mexico City!

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Thank you to the teachers at the Escuela Alexander Bain for recording the children’s answers.

Languages at Lyndhurst

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As part of Lyndhurst’s International Evening children who speak another language were invited to record the following phrase: “My name is …….. and I am ….. years old. Bye!”
Here you can listen to all the languages represented at Lyndhurst – from French to Swahili to Igbo!

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Hudson’s Jazz Performance

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Hudson class (year 4) rehearsed for 6 weeks to perform at a jazz concert at the Royal Festival Hall. Listen to their performance here:

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Or watch a short video here:

Jackie & The Chilestalk – Part 2

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This is the second – and final – instalment of Jackie and the Chilestalk (a new version of the original story), performed by year 5 & 6 children who speak Spanish as their first language.

Listen in to find out what happens when Jackie reaches the clouds on the giant chilestalk.

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Teachers & Staff Favourite Songs

Desert-IslandThis is a special Desert Island Discs broadcast. Listen in to some Lyndhurst teachers & staff talk about which song they would listen to if they were stuck on a desert island.

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Year 2 Grandparents

This is a special radio broadcast recorded a few weeks ago when year 2 children invited their grandparents over for lunch. Listen to find out what school dinners were like in 1943 and other amusing stories!

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Book Week

A special broadcast for World Book Week!
The whole school read Journey by Aaron Becker and you can listen to the children talking about the book and coming up with alternative endings and continuing the story.
You can also hear what the children dressed up as and which are their favourite books.

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Illustrations below by children in Hudson class.

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Jackie and The Chilestalk

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This is Part 1 of a radio play recorded by children at the school who speak English as a second language.

Featuring:
Narrator: Freddy
Jackie: Laura
Mama: Chavely
Viejo (Old Man): Tonxtu

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Watch this space for Part 2 coming after half term!