Pupils’ musical magic night

Children from schools across the Wyre perform at the Opera House

Children from schools across the Wyre perform at the Opera House

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ALL SINGING and dancing pupils from schools in Wyre gathered on Friday night for a stellar musical performance.

Choirs, bands and orchestras from 15 schools in the area took part in the third annual event at the Opera House in Blackpool to raise money for the Hilton’s Charity Foundation, which supports Donna’s Dreamhouse, Brian House and Progress Recruitment.

The night, organised by the Hilton and Millfield Science and Performing Arts College saw over 350 pupils perform extracts from their favourite musicals.

Howard Lewis, general manager at the Hilton Hotel in Blackpool, said: “It was an excellent event.

“It’s done to raise money but to bring the community together and support the schools and the option to perform on the Opera House stage is an excellent one and it gave them the chance to perform in front of friends and family.

“It was very well attended and the school’s performances were excellent and everyone went away very pleased.”

Pupils from Stanah Primary School’s Showstoppers club performed songs from the musical Wicked.

Christine Simpson, who runs the club, said: “They were outstanding and absolutely fantastic.

“They rose to the occasion and afterwards they were saying it was the best thing they had ever done and the loved to perform.

The night culminated in a special performance which saw all of the groups coming together to celebrate Sing Up – a national campaign to get primary school children interested in singing.

Year six pupils Rebecca Munro and Hannah Gardener, from Stanah Primary, both said the event was one of the best things they had ever done.

Rebecca told The Gazette: “It felt like a dream come true.”