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KING’S LYNN: Pupils show off their ‘Young Voices’

Pupils from St Martha's Primary School in Field Lane are taking part in 'Young Voices' at the O2. Front is Mrs Helen L'Estrange the director of music and on the right is Aidan McGovern the head teacher.

Pupils from St Martha's Primary School in Field Lane are taking part in 'Young Voices' at the O2. Front is Mrs Helen L'Estrange the director of music and on the right is Aidan McGovern the head teacher.

Pupils from a Lynn primary school were chosen to join the largest children’s choir in the world for a special fundraising performance at London’s O2 Arena.

The Young Voices 2012 Concert, which saw 7,000 schoolchildren performing over 15 arena dates, gave pupils from St Martha’s Primary School the chance to perform alongside The African Children’s Choir and Connie Talbot.

Music teacher at the school, Helen L’Estrange, said: “It was really a musical extravaganza. “The children were really excited about it and we spent the last four or five months rehearsing.”

The concert gave schoolchildren across the UK the opportunity to perform all styles of music, from folk and rock to classical live onstage at the O2 arena.

The charity’s aim was to unify the children from across the region, boost their confidence and create lifelong memories for them and their families.

She said: “We took a coach of kids and two coaches of parents down to London on the day and the children had an intense training session before the 7pm performance.

“It was an amazing musical experience for the kids and something really memorable for us all.”

She added: “We are a very musical school - we have lost of instruments and anyone can join our school choir.

“We also do a lot outside of the school, performing in the community and at events.”

Picture: MLNF13AM01315 Pupils from St Martha’s Primary School rehearse for their Young Voices concert at London’s O2 Arena, front, music teacher Helen L’Estrange and right, headteacher Aiden McGovern

 

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