Search

Talented north Norfolk young performers have a chance to shine at school variety show

PUBLISHED: 11:44 22 May 2017 | UPDATED: 19:25 22 May 2017

Cromer Junior School choir on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Junior School choir on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Archant

Nearly two hundred children from six north Norfolk primary schools had a chance to show off their performing talents, at a variety show held at Sheringham High School.

Sheringham Primary School dancers get ready to go on stage at a variety show held at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Primary School dancers get ready to go on stage at a variety show held at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Organised by Holt Primary School teacher Bonnie Yexley and teaching assistant Caroline Riseborough, the event followed a successful school choir ‘sing-off’ held at Holt Community Centre last year.

Sheringham Primary stand-up comedian Megan, who delighted an audience of parents and friends at a variety show held at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Primary stand-up comedian Megan, who delighted an audience of parents and friends at a variety show held at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

“Everyone enjoyed the concert so much that we wanted to expand it and do something bigger and better, but with a wider variety of performances,” Mrs Yexley said. “We thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for us to show the community just how talented the children in north Norfolk are and give them a chance to perform in front of a large audience.”

Gresham Village Primary School brass band performing at a variety show held at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELLGresham Village Primary School brass band performing at a variety show held at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Entitled Norfolk’s Got Talent, the show featured a medley of songs by rock legends Queen sung by Holt Primary’s 26-pupil choir The Owlets, chart hits from Cromer Junior School choir, tunes from Belfry Primary singers Sara and Poppy, ‘Marvellous Magic’ from Gresham Village Primary, a self-choreographed dance number from Holt Primary and a performance from Sheringham Primary School choir members, who sang and signed the hit song You’re the Voice.

Holt Primary School choir The Owlets on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School choir The Owlets on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Also delighting an audience of around 200 parents and friends were Gresham Village Primary brass band and Kingfisher Dancers and solo acts Oliver the Hula Hooper, also from Gresham Village, and ten-year-old Sheringham Primary pupil Megan, who performed a stand-up comedy act.

Cromer Junior School choir on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School choir on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

After auditioning in front of staff and pupils, acts spent weeks rehearsing Mrs Yexley said, with parents and staff helping with practice sessions.

Holt Primary School choir The Owlets on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School choir The Owlets on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Holt Primary School head teacher Simon Walters said much of the success of show had been down the drive and enthusiasm of the children taking part.

Holt Primary School choir The Owlets on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School choir The Owlets on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

“We are also tremendously grateful to Bonnie and Caroline,” he added. “They have absolutely inspired the children, it has given them something to aim for and it has been a great way of co-operating with other schools.”

Holt Primary School choir The Owlets on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School choir The Owlets on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

After the show, a retiring collection was made for Point-1, a service run by Suffolk-based charity Ormiston Families providing assessment and support for children and young people with mental health and emotional problems.

Holt Primary School choir The Owlets on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELLHolt Primary School choir The Owlets on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Gresham Village Primary School's Kingfisher dance group show off their talents at a schools' variety show held at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELLGresham Village Primary School's Kingfisher dance group show off their talents at a schools' variety show held at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Junior School choir on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School choir on stage at Sheringham High School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press