This week, our choir were part of almost 200 children that began rehearsals for this summer’s Pendle Schools’ Festival.  Children from many other schools came to West Street on Tuesday to start work on the songs for this years theme about diving into books.  There were lots more children than those involved in last year’s festival and they sounded incredible when they all sang together, conducted by Mrs Kemp.

The committee have been working hard to make this year the best year yet for Pendle Schools’ Festival and West Street’s choir will perform their own songs at the festival too.  Children have also recently entered a competition to design a logo for the festival; the winning entry will be the image that represents all the schools involved across Burnley and Pendle and there will also be prizes awarded for entries.  The logo is kindly being designed for free by Burnley designer, Alexander Di Vito.

Many of you might remember our choir at last year’s festival, when they performed ‘True Colours’ and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.  We work hard as the choir to represent West Street and show off the talent of our amazing children.  This year the choir will be directed, accompanied and conducted by Mrs Lamb and Ms James, who are trying to find innovative new ways to present our work and showcase the stunning voices of the children.  The choir also recently represented us at ‘Young Voices’ at the MEN Arena in Manchester.

Pendle Schools’ festival relies solely on donations and fundraising and anyone wishing to donate to such an amazing cause can do so by following the link at the bottom of the page.  We have already had schools doing their own fundraising, plus donations from the local community.  In addition, West street are still raising money for a new stage through the hard work of our fantastic PTA.  If you have any ideas about fundraising or similar, we would love to hear from you.

Stay posted for more exciting news about our musical events coming up!


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