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We all enjoyed our Samba dance lessons with Miss Austin. The children are preparing for our carnival on Thursday.
17th May 2011, 15:42   comments (5)


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Hull Daily Mail article from March 22nd 2011.

Author shares his secrets of success with inspired pupils
AN ACCLAIMED author and TV scriptwriter is inspiring schoolchildren to develop their writing techniques.

Hornsea-based screenwriter Marvin Close has written episodes of Emmerdale and Coronation Street, as well as popular children's TV programme The Tracy Beaker Story.

He is now sharing his passion for writing with children in several East Riding schools, including Leven Primary School.

Leven head teacher Andy Dolman said: "Mr Close makes his living as a writer and is so enthusiastic about writing.

"He has a really deep belief that writing is important and when you get people that passionate about writing it is inspiring not just for the children but for the staff as well.

"The children will have all seen the Tracy Beaker show on TV, so they're very interested to hear from someone involved in the programme."

Mr Close, whose books include More Than Just A Game: Football v Apartheid, is spending five days working with pupils at Leven Primary School.

He is also working with pupils at Hook Primary, Middleton Primary and Beswick and Watton Primary.

Mr Dolman said: "The schools have been working together for three years on curriculum development.

"We are continuing to work together and this year we have done shared work on writing, with Mr Close as a writer in residence spending a number of days at the schools.

"Mr Close is working with my pupils on a writing project with the hope that our school will publish a book of writing."

Children at Middleton on the Wolds Primary have also been inspired by their sessions with Mr Close.

Teacher Clare Webb said: "They have been very excited by it, it has definitely inspired them to write and they are writing more creatively.

"When Mr Close first came in he showed the class an episode of Tracy Beaker that he did the script for and it was like having a celebrity in school.

"The children have been working on lots of different forms of writing and they are now putting a newspaper together."
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The children had a great day today, dressing up as characters from books.
3rd Mar 2011, 18:13   comments (9)


The following is Elliot and George's report of the competition that led up to Leven playing at the KC Stadium.

19th January 2011 football tournament

Elliot, George, Jack T, James F, Mason, Brandon, Findlay and Beth all went to the football tournament at the K.C stadium.

We started off just having a kick about and warming up, getting every one involved, but things were not good. Beth hadn’t arrived yet; as the event manager called all the teams together we saw Beth jogging towards the pitch. The event manager explained all the rules to us, like no offsides, back pass is allowed and so on.

Our first game started off well. Jack did a long shot which the goalkeeper saved. Soon after Jack got close up to the goal and scored. We were 1-0 up as the game went on we kept it together and at the end of the game it was still 1-0.

In the second game we got an early goal, scored by Elliot. We kept it until after the half time whistle, then after half time they got a goal back; we were shocked. They soon got another goal, disaster, we were 2-1 down. As the whistle went for full time our confidence was blown.

We needed to win the last game or else we wouldn’t go through to the next round. A run down the wing by Elliot and a shot which slipped under the goal keepers body, we were 1-0 up. If it stayed like this we would go through. Just before the half time whistle went, we got another goal. We were certain we would go through. Mason did some important tackles to keep them out. The final whistle went. We were through to the next round.

Miss branch- Evans was friends with the head coach so we got a free tour round the k.C stadium we looked around all the important places like the dressing rooms and the sideline of the pitches. As we set home we were all excited about playing on the following Thursday.
28th Feb 2011, 15:04   comments (1)