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Pupils ‘SHINE’ on stage for the end of year musical concert - 18/07/2018

TALENTED pupils from University Church Free School (UCFS) took to the stage to perform an outstanding musical showcase featuring songs through the decades.

The end of year performance ‘SHINE’ was organised by Miss Mercer and performed at The Wesley Church Centre allowing all the children to have a chance to ‘shine’ onstage.

Some of the musical numbers included: Let it Be, Somewhere over the Rainbow, We’re all in this Together, The Circle of Life, Jesus Christ Superstar, This is Me, Livin’ on a Prayer, The Twist and an ABBA Medley.

Miss Mercer worked closely with Mr Farrington to select songs from the decades for each year group to perform and liaised with peripatetic music staff including: Miss Salmon, Mr Hopkins, Mrs Hopkins, Mr Murphy and Mrs Miller who worked with the children to create the musical ensembles.

Miss Salmon, peripatetic singing Teacher also led some of sessions with the whole school working together on the finale - ‘SHINE’ by Take That and ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’.

Mrs Shelley Cropper from Inferno Dance School in North Wales worked with a group of dancers to perform The Charleston, Rock N Roll and A Cheerleading number. Mrs Foulkes and the Year 5 children also worked on drama sketches to introduce each of the performances.

Miss Mercer, Music Leader at UCFS said: “The children were absolutely amazing and really did SHINE on stage! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the children and staff to put this fabulous show together. I feel truly blessed to be part of such a creative, musical school.”

Mrs Johnson, parent said: “SHINE left me feeling uplifted and proud to be associated with such talented children. Well done to all involved!”

Mrs Norton, Teaching Assistant at UCFS said: “What a fantastic show! The children shone like the superstars they are! It was an honour to be part of an outstanding performance!”

Seth, Year 4 pupil said: “The SHINE concert was a huge success and when I was performing I felt on top of the world!”

Jess, Year 2 pupil said: “I loved the dance routines. My favourite was the Charleston. I have learnt so much about dance from my talented dance teacher. Thank you Mrs Cropper!”