Written by Editorial Intern Leah Alger
Wellington Primary School was full of fun last week, as 400 students from different schools took part in a music extravagance where they had to rehearse and take place in a number of musical work-shops. The students then performed their talent and voiced their singing voices to a thrilled audience of over 800 family members, who where there to cheer on and support their little stars.
The nation’s favourite musicals – The Sound of Music, Grease, The Jungle Book and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang where collaborated with our newer favourites, Billy Elliot and Matilda – this created a quirky kaleidoscope of rousing choruses and exquisite harmonies. All schools participated in rehearsals and sing-offs, to find that one fabulous star soloist that stood out from the crowd and impressed the judges, who was Amy Chapman from Parkfield School.
“All the pupils had learned the songs in their schools with the help of their music teachers, and my colleagues and I have been into all the schools to work with them. When they finally came together on Friday, the sound was electrifying – such an exciting moment,” commented Ros Shaw, from Wellington School, who masterminded the whole event.
“Each school had auditioned a Billy (from Billy Elliott) and a Matilda and Miss Honey (from Matilda), so there was a tremendously exciting “X-Factor” style sing-off for each role, which was made even more tense as the judges couldn’t choose, so they ran a blind follow-up audition, like “The Voice”. The winners performed the roles in the concert that evening.”
“It was tremendously exciting to have such an array of fantastic singers from so many schools coming along – there is some serious talent around and we feel privileged to have been able to showcase some of it last week. My thanks must go to all the primary music teachers who have worked to hard with their children to make this happen” concluded Ros Shaw.
The schools taking part were; All Saints C of E First School, Ashbroooke House Prep School, Ashill Community Primary School, Beech Grove Primary School, Blackbrook Primary School, The Castle Primary School, Curry Mallet VC Primary School, Enmore Primary School, Hambridge Primary School, Hemyock Primary School, Holy Trinity Primary School, Kingston St Mary Primary School, Nether Stowey CEVC Primary School, Norton Fitzwarren Primary School, Parkfield Primary School, Rockwell Green Primary School, Staplegrove C of E Primary School, St John’s Primary School, Thurlbear Primary School, Wellesley Park Primary School, and Wellington Prep School.