Schools come together for a day of song

St John's Catholic Primary School host of the annual Sing Up competition S12130217a -photo by Steve Cobb

St John's Catholic Primary School host of the annual Sing Up competition S12130217a -photo by Steve Cobb

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MORE THAN 200 children from in and around Horsham have visited St John’s Catholic Primary School in the town’s Blackbridge Lane for the third Year Two Singing Festival.

Pupils from Castlewood Primary in Southwater, St Mary’s CofE, Shelley Primary in Broadbidge Heath, Southwater Infants, Trafalgar Community Infants and Warnham CofE Schools joined the St John’s children in the annual celebration of song led by Emily Barden, curriculum leader for voice and choirs.

Curriculum leader for primary music in West Sussex Alison Sutton was a guest visitor and children from each school performed two individual songs ranging from titles such as Daydream Believer, Puff the Magic Dragon and Sing a Rainbow to Jessie J’s Price Tag.

They had also prepared two songs which they performed together for the first time.

More than two hundred young voices singing in perfect harmony were a credit to both Emily and teachers from each of the schools.

The grande finale involved the children singing a four part harmony or ‘sandwich’ and both Emily and Alison said how impressed they were with the standard of singing.