November 2022

16th November 2022

Chapel St Leonard’s Primary School were delighted to host the latest ‘SINGSATION’ on 16th November 2022. Organised by Lincolnshire Music Service, the event was presented by Hayley Sanderson, one of the lead vocalists from Strictly Come Dancing.

Pupils from Ingoldmells Academy and Hogsthorpe Academy joined Chapel St Leonards Primary School pupils at the interactive event which saw performances from Hayley, and her professional band, as well as vocal coaching sessions for the children.

Lyric sheets and backing tracks were provided to the schools for preparation ahead of the event.

Tom Shaw, Headteacher at Chapel St Leonard’s Primary School, said:

“We were really pleased to host this event. ‘SINGSATION’ provides a fantastic opportunity for local children, helping to raise aspirations and widen their experiences.

We have worked hard at Chapel to broaden our curriculum, widening our offer for music and the arts. Events like today bring the curriculum alive. It has been wonderful to see the children enjoying the coaching sessions with Hayley.”

Year’s 4, 5, and 6 pupils across all three Lincolnshire schools took part and thoroughly enjoyed the sessions.

Year 6 pupil Connie said:

“It’s been very exciting. We all got to sing together and we learnt some new singing tips from Hayley.”

Hayley Sanderson added:

“It’s great to bring live music that’s normally in a TV studio, to rural parts of the country and get children singing together. I think it’s really important for communities to learn to sing together and work as a team. It helps build confidence and relationships.”

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