Staverton C.E. Primary School
School Lane, Staverton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire,
IFORD ARTS GINGERBREAD PROJECT- June 2018
The choir has been involved in a wonderful project organised by Iford Arts. The project is called Gingerbread and uses Engelbert Humperdinck's fairy tale opera 'Hansel and Gretel as its stimulus. After a launch day at the Wiltshire Music Centre the children were involved in 2 days of workshops with children from Walwayne Court School. They together created their very own opera based on the Hansel and Gretel story. Led by professional opera singers, composers and theatre directors they wrote the words and music and put forward their ideas for the choreography, the staging and dramatic action. They then performed their opera to an admiring and appreciative audience!
On Friday 24th March we were treated to a concert by our talented brass, keyboard, piano, violin and guitar players. The pupils demonstrated real progress and commitment to learning and performing with their instrument. Thank you to all our music teachers who supported the children during the concert and have worked hard with them over the year. Thank you to Mrs. Gurr for all her hard work organising the event. An enjoyable afternoon was had by parents, children, and staff.