Pupils use stage to teach green lesson

Children from Beech Class at Wilby Primary School presented their musical extravaganza, Time�'s Runn

Children from Beech Class at Wilby Primary School presented their musical extravaganza, Time�'s Running Out, at Snape Maltings as part of A Celebration of Schools' Music. Pic by Roisin Wiseman. - Credit: Roisin Wiseman

Conscientious young performers used the stage to send a powerful message to audiences about the fragility of our environment.

Children from Beech Class at Wilby Primary School presented their musical extravaganza, Time�'s Runn

Children from Beech Class at Wilby Primary School presented their musical extravaganza, Time�'s Running Out, at Snape Maltings as part of A Celebration of Schools' Music. Pic by Roisin Wiseman. - Credit: Roisin Wiseman

Children from Beech Class at Wilby Primary, near Stradbroke, presented Time’s Running Out at Snape Maltings for the annual Celebration of Schools’ Music.

Combining vocals, brass, drama and choral speaking, the production began with a fun exploration of life under the sea but soon led the audience to reflect on the impact of human behaviour on our surroundings.

The performance, arranged by assistant head Roisin Wiseman and brass tutor Ruth Ryan, was accompanied on piano by Kirsten Lane, on bass guitar by Bob Maguire and percussion by year six pupil Tom Morris.

Mrs Ryan, who provides brass lessons for all pupils in year four, five and six, said: “Singing and performance is part of who and what we are – the children grow in confidence helping them to achieve the highest possible outcomes in all that they do.”


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Children can also learn cello, percussion and guitar at Wilby, which has achieved the nationally recognised gold ‘Sing up’ award.

Daisy Shearman, 11, called the latest performance an “unforgettable experience”.

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Reece Herdman, nine, added: “I was excited and nervous, but it was the best thing I’ve ever done anywhere.”

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