On Monday 19th May children from Year 2 -6 will be able to show us their talents (minus singing). This can be talking about something they are good at eg. horse-riding, which can't be demonstrated to us, as well as demonstrating a talent that is practical in a hall. They will perform to their peers; unfortunately we do o't have the space to invite parents to this event. It is often the first time that the teachers discover that a child can do something amazing of which we were unaware, perhaps because they do it out of school. Please have a think with your child to see whether there is something they would like to perform to us and then let their teacher know so that we can compile a list. If we have a large number we may have to ask the teacher to decide which talents are shown to everyone on May 19th at our festival. The Lower School Talent Festival, performed to the children only, will be on Monday 7th July in the last week of term.
The Singing Competition is next half term, on Tuesday 10th June, and because of this we save any singing items up for this event, rather than for the Talent Festival. The categories are 1) solo 2) duet and 3) group. (Both the latter with an element of harmony). Although there is no limit on the numbers for the group, the winners may have a smaller prize than the soloist or duo winners! We will choose winners from Years 2 and 3 for a Junior Category and Years 4, 5 and 6 for a Senior. The winners will sing at the Singers' Concert on Thursday June 12th and so the parents will get the opportunity to hear them at this event. The winners might also get the chance to sing at the School Fete. Please let the office staff know what your child would like to sing so that we can make a list, and also find a karaoke style CD accompaniment or a piano part that can be given in advance to Mrs. Belvoir (Junior Competition) or Mrs. Allery (Senior Competition), preferably before Half Term. Mrs. Holly Hawkes, who is a professional opera singer, will judge the competition along with Mrs. Crehan.