Members of the acclaimed Westlea Primary School choir joined a mass gathering of over 2,000 children to sing in front of a sell out crowd at London’s O2 Arena in January.
The programme also included the African Children’s Choir which performed at last year’s Diamond Jubilee Concert for the Queen, and former Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Connie Talbot.
Only children from years 4, 5 and 6 were invited as it was a long day of travelling and performing.
Singer Zoe Buckingham said: “We rehearsed the songs and learned the actions in school then there was a rehearsal with all the other schools on the day, it was amazing.”
Brianne Buckingham added: “Singing in the O2 was the best thing I’ve ever done.”
Craig Gregory was the solitary boy in the Westlea group. “I like to sing a lot, it made no difference being in a choir that was all girls,” he said.
Seeing the sights of London
One the way home the children were treated to a tour of London sights from their coach and were given the morning off school the next day.
Choirmistress Sarah Sumner said: “The children contributed to a fantastic performance. It was a tremendous experience for all of them.”