Primary school students from across Harrogate have showcased their performance skills in conjunction with Harrogate High School to a packed hall of parents and students.
Bilton Grange, Woodfield, Hookstone Chase, New Park and Killinghall primary schools have had tuition from Harrogate High’s music teach Helen Mills for vocals and Samantha Hastings for dance over a number of weeks which all accumulated to a one-off evening performance in Harrogate High’s Theatre.
The Mayor of Harrogate, who is a former student of the school gave credit to the young voices saying:
what a fabulous concert, fabulous performance, thank you and well done, what a fantastic night” before going onto joke “I didn’t think I’d be back on this stage after 40 years!
It was also an emotional night for the Year 13 performing arts group as it was their last time performing together before they go on to university and dance schools. The performed a number of routines including a routine to the Phantom of the Opera.
The evening ended in superb fashion with all the primary schools coming together to perform the Olympic hit ‘Sing’ which was enjoyed by all – it was an outstanding performance to finish off the evening.
The showcase follows on from the schools highly successful of “Joseph” in January which saw different primary schools perform each night.
Head of Performing Arts Judith Howe said:
This evening further showcases out strength of working with the local primary schools providing them with the opportunity to get on stage and perform in a variety of different ways.
Principal Andrew Bayston said:
The Showcase evening brought talented performances together from eight local primary in a celebration of song and dance. To see the wonderful response from the primary pupils was reward in itself and was a joy to watch. I must thank all the pupils, students and staff involved from the primary schools and my colleagues from Harrogate High School.