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Kids hit the high notes in park sing-off

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The sound of youngsters in full voice echoed around Victoria Park in Ilkeston as 150 school children took part in a spectacular singing competition.

Cllr Mike Wallis, lead member for culture and leisure at Erewash Borough Council, took on the role of Simon Cowell and had the difficult task of judging and choosing a winning choir.

Pupils from Larklands Infant and Nursery, Field House Infants, Chaucer Juniors, Hallam Fields Juniors and Granby Juniors battled it out to be crowned the winner with Chaucer Juniors, Field House and Larklands Infants jointly taking the crown.

Children sang songs to fit in with the theme of the American Dream and were watched by parents and family members as they sang.

The event has been running for a few years now and is organised by the Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy.

Kate Le Prevost, who was in charge of the event, said: “It’s something we have been doing for the past four years and it’s always really popular. It’s good fun. It’s nice to utilise the park, the children who take part also get the opportunity to see all the flora and fauna as well as the play facilities.”

The sing off was one of a range of events taking place before the summer holidays.

Over the next six weeks primary schools across Ilkeston are being encouraged to give their pupils a taste of traditions from across the world.

Events taking place at primary schools include Bollywood dancing, African drumming, a still life art workshop, photography and animation sessions.

 

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