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UCFS choir perform for The Queen and Meghan Markle at Storyhouse - 19/07/2018

On Thursday 14th June, pupils from the University Church Free School (UCFS) were among those to perform for The Queen and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, as they officially opened for Storyhouse in Chester.

Music and arts play a pivotal role at UCFS for all of the children. Pupils regularly receive a bespoke and comprehensive musical curriculum designed and delivered by trained music specialists every day.

One of the major highlights of the day was a performance by 300 Chester school children of the song ‘A Drop in the Ocean’.

The following children were part of the primary voice choir: Thomas W, Cerys R, Joseph D, Mavya L, Emily A, Anita N, Emily R, Alice B, Lara P, Eleanor J, Shreyas B, Jessica N, Rose R, Benjamin C.A, Alice C, Sophie B, Kaya K, Isabelle H, Erin B, Kelsey B, Maisie R, Nainika B, Leo L.J, Tomai L.J, Reika E.H, Seth J. Faith F, Alexander C.A, Maya S, Annie G, Adelle N, Sophie L.J, Amika E.G, Charlie P, Eleanor L, Charlotte L, Isobel A and Ella B.

The children have been practising their performance skills during their weekly choir rehearsals with Miss Mercer and Mr Benson.

The schools involved were: Kelsall Primary School, University Church Free School, The Queen’s Lower School, Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School, Upton Westlea Primary School, St Clare’s Catholic Primary School, St Werburgh’s R C School, Newton Primary School, Dee Point Primary School, Cherry Grove Primary School and The King’s Junior School.

Mrs Dalgarno, Teacher at UCFS said: “Knowing that this event was a once in a lifetime opportunity for all of us involved with UCFS choir, made me feel really emotional and when our children sang, I realised just how privileged we all were and how special our children are.”

Benjamin Year 2 “The Queen was wearing a lovely green suit and Meghan looked beautiful. I felt extremely important all day. It was very special!”