Pupils in fine voice on the pitch

Talented pupils at St Nicholas CE Primary School hit the right pitch when they sang at the Rugby League Four Nations Final.

Monday, 5th December 2016, 1:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 1:04 pm
St Nicholas School pupils at Anfield

The school’s choir was picked to perform at the final between Australia and New Zealand at Anfield on November 20.

The children learnt a Liverpool mash up of songs which included “Hey Jude”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and other classics as they performed alongside two opera singers in front of 40,000 people prior to the game.

Andy Mellor, headteacher at the school on School Road, Marton, said: “We walked into the centre circle and accompanied two opera singers as we sang the national anthems of the two countries.

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“It was tricky as the New Zealand national anthem is in Maori!

“It was just as well that our choir can sing so loudly and beautifully as the sound system failed for the opera singers and the choir kept the anthems going without amplification!

“It was a brilliant day that the children will never forget.

“They got to meet Great Britain rugby league star, Leon Price after the game.

“The children were a credit to themselves, the school and Blackpool.”