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Big Sing! strikes a chord with pupils

More than 100 children from primary schools across Gloucestershire took part in Rendcomb College’s annual BIG SING! event on Friday, 9 February.

Year 5 pupils from Gardeners Lane, Meadow Park, Birdlip, Down Ampney, Yorkley and Watermoor primary schools joined Rendcomb College Junior School’s Year 5 class in the state-of-the-art Griffin Theatre to perform a Number of songs learnt throughout the day.

The 9 and 10-year-old's spent the day with Rendcomb College’s specialist music teachers, learning three new songs which would later be performed in front of parents in the finale concert.

The songs were led by Rendcomb College’s Director of Music, Dr Tom Edwards, Head of Junior School Music, Mrs Laura Hayward, and Piano Teacher, Mrs Hannah O’Toole. Songs included the nursery rhyme ‘Old Abram Brown’ and a selection of Native American Chants, sung in four-part rounds.

Head of Junior School Music, Laura Hayward, said: “It was fantastic to see so many children enjoying singing and performing in the Griffin Theatre. They brought lots of enthusiasm and energy. We look forward to the next one!”