Gallery: Youngsters hit all the right notes for national singing day

AROUND 200 talented youngsters hit all the right notes as part of a nationwide celebration of singing.

Pupils from Saxmundham Primary School hosted a Big Sing morning and were joined by children from the nearby schools of Leiston, Middleton, Peasenhall and Bramfield.

The youngsters, aged between seven and eight, formed a giant choir as part of National Sing Up Day.

The pupils sang a host of tunes together – from traditional sea shanties to Native American songs – and also took part in a variety of other clapping and rhythmic activities. The pupils of Saxmundham Primary School were also celebrating achieving a Sing Up Silver Award, which recognises schools that put singing at the heart of their curriculum.

Amanda Humphry, music leader at Saxmundham Primary School, said: “It was a very successful morning. The children were extremely focused and really enjoyed singing.

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“There was lots of clapping and stomping of feet. It was really excellent.

“We were delighted to be sharing National Sing Up Day with other local schools.

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“There was a strong singing range and repertoire appealing to all the children. It was absolutely wonderful to be able to lead such a great bunch of small singers.

“The Sing Up project has been running here for three years and all the teachers who have been involved from the start said how much their singing had improved.”

Commenting on winning the Sing Up Silver Award, she added: “The staff and children here at Saxmundham just love singing.

“Pupils sing regularly, enthusiastically and across the whole curriculum.

“We were thrilled to receive our award. It illustrates our commitment to the ethos of 100% participation in singing.”

Sing Up is a national programme that aims to put singing at the heart of primary school children’s lives.

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