Pupils hit all the high notes at annual music festival

Park School band at the 20th Annual Special Schools Music Festival at the Woodlands Suite, Ribby Leisure Village.
Park School band at the 20th Annual Special Schools Music Festival at the Woodlands Suite, Ribby Leisure Village.
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Youngsters pulled out all the stops for a music festival after fine tuning their musical skills for months.

Pupils from six special schools Red Marsh, Great Arley, Park, Woodlands, Highfurlong and Pear Tree special schools joined together to present the 20th Annual Special Schools Music Festival.

The event was organised by the Superintendant Gerald Richardson Memorial Youth Trust to enable young disabled children to come together and share their talents.

Performances included a signing and singing choir, a school band, a joint schools choir and a music medley.

Led by music teacher Anna Szuminska pupils from Pear Tree School, Kirkham, performed Chinese music and circus skills at the event, held at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green on May 10.

Teacher Vicky Farish said: “The children loved it, it was nice for them to watch what other schools did and showcase their hard work.”

Students and staff from Highfurlong School, Blackpool, performed their own version of Is This The Way To Amarillo with a signing and singing choir.

Sharon Todd, who choreographed the performance, said: “The children had a fantastic time, it’s educational but a fun festival.”

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