Children well-versed for singing

More than 200 pupils at a Crowland school struck the right chord when they took part in a musical extravaganza.

Saturday, 18th March 2017, 7:05 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:13 am

The youngsters of South View Community Primary School, got the chance to take part in singing workshops with internationally acclaimed choral conductor David Lawrence.

Mr Lawrence is the principal conductor of Young Voices and has conducted a number of prestigious musical groups including the London Symphony Orchestra.

The workshops, paid for with a grant from the Lincolnshire Music Education Hub, were held after a school trip to the O2 to take part in the amazing Young Voices Concert.

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It left the children wanting to take their incredible experience a step further.

They rehearsed Let Love Shine Through with Mr Lawrence, which they have been working on to sing in the National Sing Up Day on March 22.

Headteacher Mrs Tomlins said: “Our children gain so much from the Young Voices Experience and, whilst they return to school buzzing and chatty they often feel sad their involvement in such an amazing event is over so quickly.

“We wanted something further to prolong the awe and wonder of the event.

“We were so pleased David could join us.”

Some of the pupils spoke of their delight at taking part in the workshops.

Abigail South-Shaw (8) said: “Mr Lawrence taught us things we didn’t know in our songs in a fun way.”

Callie Smith (8) said: “The whole class loved to be singing with him.”

Rachel Weston (8) added: “Singing with Mr Lawrence was amazing.”

Mr Lawrence said: “It was a real pleasure to sing with so many staff and pupils of a school where singing is clearly part of the culture.”