School Journalists

Monday 25 March 2024

Hi all it’s Jimmy, Louie and Zara here with another news report.

First, it’s Jimmy.

On Saturday, I went to see the City of Leeds Youth Orchestra perform Peter and the Wolf. It is a magical piece of music and can often inspire children to to try playing music. When I was three, I heard this piece and was then trying to play the part of the wolf on the French horn. Five years later, I started my French horn lessons here at Scholes (Elmet) Primary. This school offers lots in terms of music, with lessons on many instruments available including piano, drums and guitar. Music is very important and often brings out creativity and imagination in people. The City of Leeds Youth Orchestra is a music group in Artforms. Artforms is a music and arts service which belongs to Leeds City Council. It helps children achieve their musical goals as well as having fun with their friends.

Next, it’s Louie and Zara.

This week, we’re interviewing Archie in in Y5. We will be interviewing him about a recent trip the Y5s went on. We went to watch Beauty and the Beast at John Smeaton Academy last Monday.

Why did you enjoy the play?

I enjoyed the play because I loved to see the play come to life and it was done by the students in the school.

Who was your favourite character?

The Beast – he did very well to remember his lines.

What was your favourite song?

My favourite was ‘Be our Guest!’

All of year 5 enjoyed the performance. We all thought it was very impressive as it was done by the students. Overall, it was a great experience with smiles everywhere.

I guess that’s all from us.

See you next week!