Swindon's singing superstar kick starts North Swindon sports camp

By Claire Dukes - 31 July 2018

PrimaryArts and CultureClubs & Activities

The finalist of The Voice Kids, Swindon's Lilia Slattery, wowed children at Oakhurst Primary School yesterday by marking the official opening of Draycott Sports Camp with a special performance.

Having attended Draycott Sports Camp in previous years with her siblings, Lilia Slattery was invited by the multi sports camp's director to perform to a hall of children.

Kicking off day two of the summer sports programme, this was Lilia's first performance since reaching the finals of ITV's The Voice Kids 2018. In a special performance at Oakhurst Primary School the 11-year-old sang Ben E. King's 'Stand By Me' and 'A Million Dreams' from The Greatest Showman.

Draycott Sports Camp Director, Mark Draycott, said: "I think that's got us off for a brilliant start to the summer - what a way to start day two."

Becki Slattery, Lilia's mum, said: "All the family are very proud, but it's been great to get back to reality to be honest - Lilia's focusing on starting secondary school in September and enjoying spending time with her friends."

Now in its fifth year, the sports Draycott Sports Camp aims to encourage children to get involved with sporting activities to keep them active. Aside from Christmas, the programme is run throughout every holiday and offers a range of sporting activities including badminton, football, hockey and tennis.

Mark added: "It's a multi sports camp to keep as many children active throughout the summer holidays to get them outside and in the fresh air - to keep them off the iPads. The community is really brought into it.

"It's also really important to get the girls participating in sport - there's over 100 of them here. So that's an achivement and that's something I'm very proud of."

For further information visit www.draycottsportscamp.com

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