‘You can’t get much better than this!’
That was the verdict from four nights of top class entertainment by hundreds of Blackpool school children, as the curtain came down on the annual Schools Alive production.
Following on from the first two successful evenings, First Beat Orchestra and Aztex Theatre Group took to the stage on Wednesday in front of a packed out audience in the resort’s Grand Theatre.
Christ the King did their own version of Oliver Twist – Olivia – while St. John Vianney Catholic Primary performed The Lion King.
Pupils from Hawes Side Primary School gave a wonderful interpretation of Little Shop of Horrors while St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School youngsters donned some fabulous costumes for their act, Blackpool Rocks.
There were more incredible costumes from Waterloo Primary School’s piece, ‘Villains’, as well as performances from St Mary’s Catholic Academy and Claremont Community Primary School.
Organised by Blackpool Music Service (BMS)and Blackpool Music Education Hub, Schools Alive is in its twelfth year.
Andrew White, music advisor for Blackpool Music Service, said: “It’s been fantastic.
“We’ve had capacity audiences every night.
“You couldn’t get much better than that.”
Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Revoe Learning Academy, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School, Norbreck Primary Academy and Thames Primary Academy were on the bill for Thursday evening.
Youngsters from St John’s CE Primary School, Montgomery High School, Marton Primary School, and Moor Park Primary School as well as members of the BMS Youth Concert Band also took to the stage on the final evening.
Mr White added: “To our knowledge this is quite a unique event.
“It has a massive impact on the children; it inspires them.
“There is a lot of support from the venue, all of our schools, the parents and from the council.”