Pupils wow in song and dance extravaganza

PRIMARY schools from across North Somerset teamed up to stage an evening of music, song and dance at Bristol’s Colston Hall.

This was the 37th annual Music Association of Woodspring Schools concert at the venue, which was full for the event.

More than 500 pupils took part in the evening’s entertainment which involved 19 schools and was themed around the Olympics. Performers included a 350-strong choir with many of the musical numbers being supported by dancers. A string orchestra, wind band and guitar ensemble, prepared by North Somerset Music Service also entertained.

The primary schools involved in the concert included: All Saints, Mary Elton, St John’s, St Nicholas Chantry and Yeo Moor schools in Clevedon, Tickenham Primary, Yatton Junior, Flax Bourton Primary, Birdwell and Northleaze in Long Ashton, Crockerne in Pill, Backwell Junior, Golden Valley, Grove Junior, Kingshill and St Francis schools in Nailsea and High Down Juniors, Trinity and St Peter’s in Portishead.

Concert spokeswoman Sue Jones said: “The concert is a model of inter-school co-operation, where the pooling of talents of children and staff leads to a very enjoyable and memorable evening for everyone.”