Students’ big performance at the Grand

First night of Schools Alive at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool.
Kincraig on stage.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
8-2-2016
First night of Schools Alive at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. Kincraig on stage. PIC BY ROB LOCK 8-2-2016
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Children from across Blackpool have wowed the crowds in the opening night of this year’s Schools Alive extravaganza.

This week will see more than 2,000 pupils from the resort take to the Grand Theatre stage over four nights of shows.

First night of Schools Alive at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool.
Unity Academy on stage.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
8-2-2016

First night of Schools Alive at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. Unity Academy on stage. PIC BY ROB LOCK 8-2-2016

More children than ever before are taking part, and organiser Andrew White, from Blackpool Music Service, said the standard was higher than ever, with schools showing their competitive sides in the performances.

“As a music service, we run festivals and competitions, but this is the most competitive thing we do,” he said. “The schools’ pupils, teachers, all up their game every single year – we’ve have pyrotechnics and all sorts of things this year. And the props and costumes were stunning.

“Every school in the borough, baring two, is taking part, we’ve never had so many before, and there are more children from each school.

“The children’s support for each other is also second to none, which is very reassuring as far as I’m concerned.

First night of Schools Alive at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool.
South Shore Academy on stage.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
8-2-2016

First night of Schools Alive at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. South Shore Academy on stage. PIC BY ROB LOCK 8-2-2016

“We had a fabulous opening night playing to a capacity house, which we have all week. We have such good support from all the parents and families too.”

Schools Alive continues tonight and tomorrow.

First night of Schools Alive at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool.
Woodlands on stage.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
8-2-2016

First night of Schools Alive at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. Woodlands on stage. PIC BY ROB LOCK 8-2-2016