On Friday the 7th December our Year 7 students gathered together in the hall for Sir John Hunt’s annual Singing for Schools event. Accompanying them was a selected group of talented Year 8, as well as students from Beechwood Primary School and Whitleigh Primary School.
The day was run by Mrs Cleverley who heads up Singing for Schools with support from Mr Cleverley and Ms Norris.
It was a large scale singing masterclass in which our students learnt a plethora of new songs at the same time as acquiring and applying a range of singing techniques.
The musical genres stretched from the gentle piano version of Sia’s ‘The Greatest’ to powerful, upbeat songs from 'The Greatest Showman'. There was also room for some pop classics such as James Bay’s hit ‘Hold Back the River’ and Pink’s ‘What About Us’, which our students have been learning to play in their music lessons.
At the end of the day, all the hard work our students put into rehearsals was showcased to a large number of excited parents. Every single student involved gave their best performance and sung their hearts out.
It was a fantastic day for everyone involved. My thanks go to all the staff who supported the day, especially our music team, to our incredible Year 7 students and to our audience of proud parents, grandparents and other guests which gave the final showcase that extra sense of occasion.