Children from across Warrington and Halton joined vocal forces once again to bring a fun-packed evening of song to the Select Security Stadium for this year’s Children of The Hub Sing ‘Pop Classics’ concert, run in partnership with Palace Fields Primary School.
Led by Janet Whittingham, Advanced Skills Teacher, a whopping 701 children from 26 schools sang in harmony to a selection of classic pop songs that they had learnt in school. The schools taking part this year were: Beechwood Primary, Croft Primary, Ditton Primary, Gorsewood Primary, Hale CE Primary, Halton Lodge Primary, Hillview Primary, Lunts Heath Primary, Murdishaw West, Oakfield Primary, Palace Fields Primary School, Pewithall Primary, Simms Cross primary, Sts Peter and Paul Catholic College, St Basil’s Catholic Primary, St Clement’s Catholic primary, St Edward’s Catholic Primary, St Gerard’s Catholic Primary, St John Fisher Catholic primary, St Mary’s Halton CE Primary, St Michael’s Catholic Primary St Vincent’s Catholic Primary, Statham community Primary, The Brow Community Primary, Twiss Green Primary and Widnes Academy.
Soloists and guest performers from Sts Peter and Paul Catholic College, Wade Deacon High and The Heath School also entertained the crowd. Not even the weather could dampen the spirits of the audience and singers, who were also treated to a performance from the talented Widnes-based Tribute Band, Take Phat!
A representative from each school had the very great honour of meeting the Mayor and Mayoress of Halton, who presented the children with a certificate celebrating their performance. Janice Pounds, Strategic lead of Accent Music Education Hub said: “We are thrilled to have to have such talented and enthusiastic singers in this region who, through excellent vocal strategy support work in school, have built up the confidence to be able to perform to a high standard at such a prestigious venue. It is a huge achievement- well done to everyone who took part and made the evening so memorable!”