Cultural life at St Alban's
We have a thriving community at St Alban's and are proud to foster a love of performing, helping others and appreciation.
We have a religious school choir run by our Chair of Governors, currently totalling 30 members from Year 3 to 6, who perform in school, for the Parish and for the local community on a regular basis.
We also run drop-in lunchtime singing sessions which are attended by 65 pupils.
Dorking Hall Festival
We participate in the Primary Music Festival (Elmbridge district) at Dorking Halls. The concert involves singing a repertoire of tunes - Gospel and Show tunes. The show is conducted by a music director and involves parental participation. All pupils were awarded with a certificate at the end of the concert from Surrey Arts.
Whole School Fundraising
We've had a fantastic fundraising year so far raising money for local and worldwide causes. Here are some examples...
Christmas Box Appeal
Well done to everybody who donated a Christmas box - your kindness and generosity was truly appreciated and it was just another example of what a wonderful school community we are. This year, we beat our school record and received over 180 boxes! Well done to the Mini Vinnies for promoting this event and ensuring that we think about others this Christmas.
Samaritan's Purse charity were very grateful for the donations and informed the school that majority of the boxes would end up in Liberia this Christmas.
Christmas Jumper Day
On Tuesday 7th December, School Parliament organised a Christmas Jumper Day in aid of 'Save the Children' and raised £346!
Go Green Day
On Friday 12th December, all the pupils and staff at the school ran an all-day fundraiser to raise money for CAFOD’s Go Green Challenge. We managed to raise a massive £1,366 for CAFOD!
Thank you to Mr Brannigan for starting the whole day off!
We are proud to share that brothers from Year 4 and Year 2 have been volunteering in a scientific project to count Walruses, with the local Scouts. The boys have been searching through satellite images to see how many of the tusked animals they could see. Scientists need improved population data, to assess how the species will be affected by climate change.
A photo of them was featured on the main BBC article and interviewed by BBC breakfast which was broadcast in October.
We are also pleased to share the wonderful experience of a pupil in Year 4, who recently visited COP26. He had the opportunity to perform with the “We are the Voice” environmental choir, appear live on Italian news, explore the exhibitions, learn more about environmental issues and even meet the President of COP26, Alok Sharma.
What an incredible experience!
Making a Difference
Here are some YouTube links to the many hymns and songs that we love to sing!
Here I am Lord
Sing it in the valleys
Be still for the presence of the Lord
Father I adore you
The Lord's my shepherd
Shine Jesus Shine