Yarmouth children sing live from the Hippodrome for Children in Need

The Children in Need Choir inside the Hippodrome. Picture: Supplied

The Children in Need Choir inside the Hippodrome. Picture: Supplied - Credit: BBC

Children from the Great Yarmouth area took centre stage at the annual Children in Need appeal on Friday as they took part in the nationwide Children's Choir.

Around 200 children performed in Yarmouth's effort, which took place at the Hippodrome Circus, including children from Great Yarmouth High School, St Nicholas Priory School, North Denes Junior School, Beccles Primary Academy, Reepham High School and Benjamin Britten High School in Lowestoft.

They joined forces with over 1,000 children across the country in singing The Climb, originally by Miley Cyrus, live on TV.

The choir was led by Samantha Coe, a classically trained musician and soprano who runs the Wharf Academy Music School in Norwich.

Hipprodrome owner, Peter Jay said: 'It was a brilliant night for everybody involved and we feel really proud to have been asked to take part in such a big event.

'All of the parents and children enjoyed themselves and the children singing were excellent. I watched the whole thing back on TV afterwards and it just looked and sounded amazing.'

St Nicholas Priory School took 29 of their year six pupils to the Hippodrome and teaching assistant Claire Goffin said she was proud of them, adding: 'It was amazing. 'The children didn't have much time to practice but they have all worked really hard to learn and perfect the song and they were brilliant on the night.

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'They represented the school excellently and we are all really proud of them.

'They handled all the cameras really well and although it was a very long day, it was all worth it in the end.'

The Hippodrome has been raising money for Children in Need throughout its Halloween Show resulting in £1000 for the appeal, which was presented to the charity on the night.