Pupils from Springfield Primary School in Sunbury got a taste of the showbiz lifestyle when they took part in a concert at London’s prestigious O2 Arena last month.
The Springfield Choir has proved hugely popular since being launched 18 months ago and on January 28, 30 of its members, under the guidance of music teacher Miss Gregson, took part in its most high-profile performance yet, at the Young Voices concert.
Amongst the songs they performed were an Andrew Lloyd Webber medley, a musical tribute to Nelson Mandela and a version of the ever-popular Happy, by Pharell Williams.
“There was over an hour of music to learn as well as dance routines,” said Miss Gregson. “The children were incredibly excited and I’m immensely proud of their achievements.”
Since its inception, choir has become a hugely popular part of school life, so much so that an extra Key Stage 1 singing club has been set up and already attracted almost 20 members, and the choir already has further performances lined up.
“Singing isn’t just seen as a ‘nice’ activity at Springfield, it’s really valued and taken seriously as a part of the curriculum,” explained Miss Gregson. “We’re hoping to achieve our first ‘Sing-Up’ award this summer, and before then some of the children will be taking
part in an opera being staged at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The O2 Arena event was an amazing experience for the children - and fingers crossed, we might be able to make it a fixture on the school calendar.”
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