Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Video: Jade Mayjean Peters is back in assembly as she visits Rushmere Hall primary school after her star performance on The Voice

19:00 25 February 2014

The Voice contestant Jade Peters sang at Rushmere Hall Primary School, her former school on Tuesday, 25 February.

The Voice contestant Jade Peters sang at Rushmere Hall Primary School, her former school on Tuesday, 25 February.

Suffolk’s latest singing sensation Jade Peters has gone back to school.

Having wowed all four judges in the blind audition stage of BBC talent show The Voice the 21-year-old took a step back in time by visiting Rushmere Hall Primary School.

Jade is a former pupil of the school in Lanark Road, Ipswich and was invited back to sing to the children on Tuesday.

But she wasn’t the only one performing at the two special assemblies.

Pupils from the nursery through to year six got the chance to show off their voices when they got the chance to sing to Jade.

And they also took their performance to another level by reciting a song in British Sign Language.

Alison Leveridge, a specialist music teacher at the school, said the children really enjoyed the morning.

“We were all really impressed with her and she was really good with the children,” said Mrs Leveridge.

“They were all very excited about it before she arrived. Lots of them know about The Voice and how the programme works so they were really looking forward to her coming.

“She did lots of songs the children could join in with and she also did some of her own material.”

Mrs Leveridge explained because the school has a hearing impaired unit they try to learn at least one song in British Sing Language each year.

And after the pupils had performed the song Jade took the chance to join in with them.

“She remembered lots of the songs she used to sing when she was here,” Mrs Leveridge added. “She was reminiscing quite a lot.

“She used to sing in the choir here and we’ve still got programmes with her name in from when she was here.”

The visit came about because Jade’s mum works at the school and Mrs Leveridge said the singer, who also went to Northgate High School, would be welcome to come along.

One thing led to another and ended in what is hoped to be the first of several appearances at Rushmere Hall.

Mrs Leveridge said: “She’s said she’s going to come back soon. She’s going to let us know when her next appearance on The Voice is and the children will all get behind her and vote.

“She’s worked really hard to get where she is and that’s an inspiration to the children. She’s definitely a good role model.”

0 comments

Ben Wragge

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of a 13-year-old boy in Thurston will face no further action, police have said.

Picture: Ian Burt

A seven-year-old girl who was reported as missing in Great Cornard just after 4pm today has been found safe and well.

Police Officers. Picture: James Bass.

An incident involving a loose dog in Carlton Colville left a ten-year-old boy with a puncture wound, police said last night.

The Ipswich Foyer in Star Lane.

Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest against the proposed closure of a supported housing scheme in Ipswich.

The Buttermarket complex is being transformed and will house a gym, restaurants and a multi-screen cinema - Janice Poulson

The Buttermarket Centre in Ipswich is currently being converted to include a 12-screen cinema and chain restaurants including Wagamama, writes David Kindred.

The A12 as it approaches the Copdock roundabout.

Drivers experienced long delays after three cars crashed on the A12 northbound near the Copdock roundabout this evening.

Liz Ayling is urging parents to donate PE kit and old uniform from middle schools to charity. Liz is pictured with Joseph (12) and Daniel (8) in Bury St Edmunds.

Parents of children at the four Bury St Edmunds middle schools which closed down last week are being urged to donate any spare PE kit they have to charity.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24