Thornhill Primary School

Time after Time Event at Thornhill Primary School – Friday, 22nd April, 2016

Report by Emlyn Schiavone, Time after Time Project Manager.

This was the fifth event at Thornhill Primary School, Cardiff involving the Goldies from Whitchurch. Liz Berry, Deputy Head teacher at the school, has arranged for a different group of pupils to be involved with the events.

Geoff Ashford, Session Leader, started proceedings with a selection of songs. He invited the Goldies and pupils to choose a song and everyone joined in enthusiastically.  

As the afternoon progressed the singing led to spontaneous dancing. The Goldies encouraged pupils who were a little shy to participate and everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

Three of the children came forward and sang one of the Abba songs to the group. This was followed by an interval when two of the staff served drinks to the Goldies and pupils.

The interval provided an opportunity for the children and Goldies to discuss the photographs that they had brought in. There was positive interaction and meaningful sharing of valuable memories.

The session concluded with more singing and dancing. The Goldies are looking forward to the next event at the school after Whitsun.




Time after Time event - Thornhill Primary School on Friday 9th October

Report by Aimee Thomas, a year 6 pupil

On Friday 9th October Goldies Cymru visited my school, Thornhill Primary. They were warmly welcomed by our Deputy Head, Miss Berry.

First of all we were given a booklet of song words and we sang and danced to songs such as "Sailor" by Petula Clark and "The Twist" by Chubby Checker. We had a lot of fun doing the dances. Miss Berry suggested that next time they came we could teach them our school songs. Next we gave out tea and biscuits and went to sit and chat with them and we showed them photographs of us when we were toddlers and they also showed us photographs of themselves when they were children, they were in black and white!. We moved tables so we were able to talk to everyone during the afternoon which was nice. We played games including Dominoes and Connect Four, which we showed them how to play! this was fun. My favourite part of the afternoon was when we sang and danced, I loved it.

I would like to thank Goldies Cymru for visiting our school and sharing their experiences with us and look forward to seeing them again soon.