YOUNG singers from a Wirral school choir were recently invited to sing at the Secret Gardens of Oxton charity open day.

The 35-strong choir from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Birkenhead, made up of children from years four to six, impressed attendees and sung a range of songs including Mamma Mia by ABBA, A thousand years by Christina Perri, Somewhere only we know by Keane and We don’t talk about Bruno from Disney’s film, Encanto.

The school’s talented choir regularly support fundraising events in the local community and in the past have been invited to sing at the switch on of the Oxton Christmas lights, Arrowe Park Hospital and the Floral Pavilion.

Speaking about the choir, Dolly in year four said: “Singing with the choir makes me feel happy and I can be myself.”

Music is an important part of school life at St Joseph’s and pupils are encouraged to follow their passion, whether that is playing an instrument or singing. The school corridors are filled with the sounds of classical music and each month a different composer is played. Many pupils can expertly identify the different composers.

James in year five said: “The music in the corridors makes me feel joyful.”

Mrs Claire Lester, EYFS and key stage lead at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, said: “We are so proud of our pupils for taking centre stage at the Secret Gardens of Oxton. Everyone stopped to listen which filled our choir with confidence and they really put their hearts into the performance.”

Headteacher Alex Turner added: “A huge well done to our wonderful school choir. They sang beautifully in what was an incredible outdoor setting.”

He added: “We feel so privileged to be invited to events like this in the local community and the experience the children gain from it is priceless. We look forward to our next performance.”


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