School’s musical celebration

CHILDREN at Emersons Green Primary School impressed parents, staff and classmates alike with their performances at its annual Musical Extravaganza.

The school in Guest Avenue staged the concert at the end of March, with children playing instruments including guitars, violins and keyboards, and singing.

Head of school Soraya Young said children had been asking when they could perform ever since the inaugural event last year, and had rehearsed for weeks before the performance.

Mrs Young said: “From the moment the curtains parted, the stage came alive with vibrant energy.

“From classical compositions to contemporary tunes, every note was a testament to their hard work and passion.

“The audience was treated to a diverse array of performances, each one a unique reflection of the individual and collective talent of our students.

“What truly stood out was not just the technical proficiency of the performers, but also the confidence and poise with which they commanded the stage.

“It was evident that they had poured their hearts and souls into their performances, and their enthusiasm was infectious.”

Mrs Young said family members, friends and staff came along to support the performers, and some other children who heard the performances had been inspired to take up instruments so they could take part next year.

She said: “In the end, it was not just a concert; it was a celebration of harmony – in music, in spirit, and in the bonds that unite us as a school community.

“The commitment of our dedicated music teachers to nurturing the musical talents of our students is truly commendable and has played a pivotal role in making this event a resounding success.”

Mrs Young thanked Ruth Altwasser, a parent who leads the school choir alongside teacher Caroline Mountford, and had “led from the front” in orchestrating performers and organising the event.