Killisick Junior School children join 4000 strong choir at Young Voices event in Sheffield

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  • Posted on: April 29, 2022
  • Partnership: Flying High Partnership

Children from Killisick Junior School’s choir travelled from their Arnold school to Sheffield’s Utilita Arena to take part in the 25th Anniversary celebrations of Young Voices.

Young Voices brings together children from across the country, to large arenas to sing together in what is described as the biggest student choir in the world.

Mrs Karen Carpenter is a Year 6 Teacher at Killisick Junior School and helped children to prepare for their big day during weekly rehearsals. “The children were amazing!  They had to learn so many songs all off by heart and two not even in English!  Their enthusiasm and enjoyment shone throughout, and they had a fantastic experience.”

The huge choir event was accompanied by a professional band and celebrity dance group Urban Strides, who have supported the likes of Justin Bieber and shared dance moves before the event for children to learn.  The star Twinnie also performed, teaching the crowd elements of her song for a huge singalong!

Killisick’s choir is open to all year groups and pupil Hollie Woodward, Year 6, said singing in the school choir was great fun and helped to prepare everyone for their big day. “Young Voices was loads of fun and there were so many surprises on the day! I love choir because we sing songs and loads of people want to join.  Also, Mrs Carpenter helps us out with our singing.”

Lindsay Clark is Head Teacher at Killisick Junior School and said, “Our children’s choir represented the school with great responsibility and commitment to their performance. We are all so very proud of them and how they represented the school, enjoying an incredible opportunity and creating lasting memories.”

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