Whole school events
Guiseley's Got Talent
This has been a very exciting week at Guiseley Primary School! After weeks of rehearsals and auditions, on Wednesday it was our live final of Guiseley's Got Talent. Each year group voted on their favourite two acts to compete in the final, and there were an additional three wild card acts that made it through. Well done to all of the children who auditioned and those who performed in the final. It was a wonderful afternoon watching singers, dancers, drummers and gymnasts. Our runners up for 2022 were Arthur and Jacob. Jacob sang and signed a beautiful song skilfully accompanied by Arthur on the piano. Our winners for 2022 were Bobbie and Abi performing an amazing clown dance. Congratulations everyone, we are very proud of you!
Eco-Warriors trip to Ilkley River
As part of our continuous environmental work, a group of Eco-Warriors went to Ilkley this week to visit the river and carry out a litter pick. They found plenty of litter near the river - most of which was plastic! Well done Eco-warriors and Miss Harrison who organised the event along with Guiseley Community Foundation.
Orienteering opportunities in and around Guiseley
Please check out the flyer below for information about FREE orienteering events coming up this year!
SMASHING it at the Cross Country Leeds Final at Temple Newsam
On Tuesday 8th February, the children who qualified for the Leeds final from the knock out round at Otley Wharfemeadows were back in action. We had a girls team in both Year 3 and Year 5 and individual runners from Year 4 and Year 6.
It was a tricky course with an uphill start and finish and undulating terrain in the middle! However, as always our children ran brilliantly with many finishing in the top 30 runners despite the large number of runners in each event.
WELL DONE Team Guiseley.
Thank you to the staff who gave up their days off to look after the team and for the large number of parents and family members, who were cheering the team on! Your support was much appreciated.
A HUGE congratulations to the Year 5 girls' team and Carys who have made it through to the West Yorkshire Final!! AMAZING achievements.
WINNER! We are so thrilled for Eloisa as her design was chosen as the winner for Hardisty Estate Agent's 'Design a Christmas Card' competition. All of the local schools were invited to take part with only two designs able to win. The design needed to be festive and include a house. Mrs Robert's was so impressed with the quality of the children's designs and at how many children entered. Eloisa won a deluxe art set and Guiseley Primary won a whopping £200 to spend on some wonderful art equipment. Well done to everyone that entered and congratulations Eloisa!
AVSED Christmas Appeal
The local charity AVSED contacted us asking for support with their Christmas Hampers for the elderly people in our community. They asked for donations of Christmas posters and decorations as they bring so much festive cheer, stating that some people loved the posters so much they kept them up all year long. The kind and creative pupils of Guiseley Primary School were only too happy to help!
Across the school, pupils have been busy making a huge quantity of Christmas decorations. We hope they bring lots of festive cheer to their recipients. We look forward to supporting this great cause again next year.
Christmas Tree Competition
We were very excited to take part in this years Christmas Tree Competition held at St Oswald's Church. We choose the theme 'Recycled' and challenged ourselves to make decorations using only recycled materials. The children made lots of fantastic decorations using newspapers, carrier bags, bottle tops, magazines and cloth. A big thank you to Mrs Schack and Mrs Glover for making our tree out of old timber and magazines. It looks amazing.
The Christmas Tree Competition has been so popular that it will stay open longer than planned and will still be available for visitors to look around and vote for their favourite into the new year. Please visit and vote for our tree!
ART WEEK 2021
We have been very busy this week at Guiseley Primary as every year group took part in our annual Art Week.
This year, we decided that we would not choose a classic artist like Picasso but a current artist instead. We have chosen a wonderful variety of painters, designers and crafters, which enabled the children to learn and practise lots of new skills. By choosing current artists, we also have the opportunity to contact them and show photos of the children's work. Year 2 were very lucky to receive a visit from their chosen artist Fern Whittle, as she lives locally.
Unfortunately, parents and visitors were unable to attend our art exhibition but hopefully they will still be able to admire the children's artwork at our virtual art exhibition below.
The children have produced some wonderful art work. They never cease to amaze and impress us with how talented and creative they are!
Rainbow - Andy Goldsworthy
Reception - Alma Thomas
Year 1 - Yayoi Kusama
Year 2 - Fern Whittle aka 'Fern and Moose'
Year 3 - Kara Walker
Year 4 - Yinka Shonibare
Year 5 - Dan Fenelon
Year 6 - John Mills
Cross Country at Wharfemeadows Park
There was a real buzz at Wharfemeadows, Otley this week when over 30 children took part in a Key Stage 2 Cross Country competition. There were some incredible individual performances with 7 children finishing in the top 10 positions...... AMAZING!!
The Y5 girls team put in an outstanding team performance as well with all 4 girls finishing in the top 10!
Some of our team were competing for the first time in a cross country event and we are extremely proud of you all - WELL DONE!
Big thanks to the staff who volunteered to support the team and the parents who made it down to cheer from the sidelines.
WATCH this space to find out if any of our teams or competitors made it through to the next round....
Eco Warriors Environmental Afternoon at Nunroyd Park
Last week, our team of Eco Warriors from Year 2 to Year 6 took park in an environmental afternoon at Nunroyd Park. The children were split into two groups - one group litter picked in the park and the other group helped the 'Friend's of Nunroyd' plant some Irises around the new pond they have built!
They had a great time and it was lovely to see our children giving back to the local community. Well done our Eco Warriors!
Read more about the Eco Warriors environmental work in the Guiseley Community Foundation's Newsletter below:
To view 2020-2021 information and pictures, please click here.