Posted On: 05 February 2023
Once again, the staff, pupils and families of Church Langley went above and beyond to create a series of special events which have become fondly known as Fun-Filled Friday.
Beginning with the amazing performances of the Hockey teams from Years 5 and 6, the children played amazingly well to finish their group in first and second place. Church Langley 1 narrowly missed out on winning the trophy outright, conceding an equalizer in the dying seconds of the final against Henry Moore 1. A draw and a shared title was an amazing reward for the efforts of all the pupils involved with the team. Thanks again to Mr. Stacey and Mrs. Pardoe for organizing the event, which saw an amazing 27 teams from Harlow compete over staggering 78 matches on the all-weather pitch at Church Langley.
For some of the Hockey team, there wasn’t time to bask in the glory of winning before they joined other boys and girls from Year 6 to make the short journey to Saint Nicholas to take part in the annual Multicultural Dance Festival. The 24 pupils from Church Langley had quickly created a performance inspired by the USA’s Rock n Roll of the 1950’s; despite limited practice time, the children were awesome, receiving applause from congratulations from the other schools involved. The costumes really added to the performance and the children simply shone. On their return to Church Langley, the pupils were able to perform their dance to their parents and family in a specially arranged performance – again the children’s smiles were reciprocated by very proud family members, who were thanked by Mr. Stacey for supporting the school at such short notice.
Finally, on Friday evening, Church Langley hosted it’s very first Family Quiz Night. Children and family members from across the school created teams and returned in the evening. As part of the school’s work on created stronger links between home and school, over 100 quizzers racked their brains and bluffed their way through a series of fun questions hosted by Quiz Master – Mr. Stacey. Questions ranged from Disney Songs to Famous Dogs. There was even time for an impromptu round of Heads or Tails which raised over £50 for charity. Once the scores had been verified (and Mr. Stacey’s family team disqualified on technical grounds) the winners were ‘The Bestie Family’ – who received chocolate prizes to celebrate their victory. Thanks were given by Mrs Ward for such a great evening.