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Young Voices 2020

    26 January 2020

Young Voices 2020

A coach full of 65 very excited pupils from Sherfield Senior Prep made its way to the 02 Arena last Friday.

Despite it being Sherfield’s first year participating in Young Voices, students were very well prepared, having learnt all 12 songs (including several medleys) through weekly rehearsals with Head of Music, Mr Rampton.

The pupils focused very well during the long afternoon rehearsal session at the 02, but managed to keep enough energy back for the real thing in the evening!

As the arena began to pack out with proud parents, excitement grew amongst the children.

By this point they had rehearsed with stars such as Tony Hadley, Ruti (winner of The Voice 2018) and The Shires who were leading some of the numbers on stage.

At 7pm, along with the 7,000 other children from schools across the south, the first notes from the ‘Best Of The West’ medley were belted out and there was no holding back!

Staff participation was excellent and the dancing prowess of Mrs West caught the eye of even those near the back!

‘Kusimama’, a song written in Swahili with themes of love and hope was an especially polished Sherfield number, as this had been performed in our Christmas Concert. The tricky co-ordination of singing and dance moves was impressive from the Sherfield pupils.

The concert drew to a close with the Queen Medley, a good chance to use up every last drop of energy.

Pupils, parents and staff alike had a wonderful experience, and we will all look forward to participating in Young Voices 2021.

We would like to thank all those that were involved in the preparations and helped make the concert day run so smoothly.

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