Last Tuesday 19 pupils and 3 teachers from The Leverton Junior School in Waltham Abbey joined a massed choir to perform at the Royal Albert Hall.
The concert, in aid of the Barnardo’s charity, brought together over 1,500 pupils from 40 schools to sing a range of numbers from an old time musical melody to pop favourites ‘Tragedy’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’
The pupils had been practising the songs for the past couple of months and spent all day Tuesday practising with the conductor, Susannah Edom. The show was performed to a full house and presented by former Blue Peter presenter, Zoe Salmon.
Music Curriculum Leader Leah Whitaker said “It was a once in a lifetime experience for the children. The dedication shown was amazing. Everyone left The Royal Albert hall with a buzz.”
Year five pupil Sophie Burling added: “I was really shocked how big The Royal Albert Hall was. We practised all day and at the last minute we had to put actions to the words. I really enjoyed the performance. I thought it was a fantastic day and I would do it again.”