Last week almost 40 singers from Key Stage 2 went to sing at Eastwood Hall. We were invited to sing at the Derbyshire Headteachers Conference to provide pre-dinner entertainment.
The children arrived for a quick rehearsal with some professional musicians.The band was made up of piano, drums, bass guitar and trumpet.
After a quick drink from the hotel they were ready to perform -and perform they did! They sang 9 songs including Food, Glorious Food , Somewhere Out There, a Remembrance medley, Can you feel the love tonight? and We are the Young -our school song. There were some fabulous solos from Lara, Elena and Grace.
The children had learnt the songs so sang without words, performed actions and smiled throughout- I could not have been prouder of them -they were amazing!
I spent that evening and the next day of the conference with Headteachers from all over the county and Senior Advisers telling me how impressed they were with our children! Some said it was inspirational and others spoke about the children’s commitment to excellence, their whole demeanour and their professional singing!
We have received letters in school and I have shared these with the children. I’m sure they understand how proud they made me feel but I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our parents who took their children to Eastwood Hall and dressed them beautifully in our school uniform-they were so well presented and a credit to you all -Thank you.
It was a wonderful experience for the children and it was a pleasure to take them out of school and sing at such a prestigious event .
Below are a few photographs from the rehearsal.....
Congratulations to our Smalley singers !