Year 4 put on an amazing performance at the recent City of London Festival. This is an outdoor celebration of the City of London that has been taking place across various locations throughout the summer. The central theme for the festival has been the many pianos that have been made available to play in public spaces.
We have been building up to this performance in Year 4 by working closely with Olivia, one of the festival team members. Our focus has been to learn a selection of songs in different languages.
After weeks of preparation, Year 4 was finally ready to impress at the City of London Festival. We performed at two prominent locations – outside the Gherkin and at Devonshire Square. Four songs were included in or set:
A Hungarian song, an African song about a naughty lion, a Hindu love song and Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner. We added our own Michael Faraday rap to the final song, explaining everything that we love about living in London.
Our singing in the City was a huge success. Many office workers came out to listen to Year 4, and then thanked us for providing some lunchtime entertainment. You can catch a feel of our fantastic singing in the video above.
Elsewhere around Year 4 and the pupils recently took part in a mini-Olympics. This was an event that was organised at nearby Burgess Park, with many other schools from Southwark also taking part.
The events included challenges in running, throwing and jumping. Year 4 represented Michael Faraday with great maturity and we made many new friends on the day.