Thame youngsters perform at the O2

Tetsworth Primary School youngsters perform as part of Young Voices school choir at the London O2
Tetsworth Primary School youngsters perform as part of Young Voices school choir at the London O2

LITTLE ones from Thame wowed audiences at a prestigious London music venue as part of the world’s largest school choir.

Ten youngsters from Tetsworth Primary School in Thame sang live at the O2 Arena to a packed audience forming part of the Young Voices Choir.

The Young Voices team currently organises more than 14 concerts a year in the UK and Ireland’s leading music venues and arenas.

Each year more than 2,500 schools, 90,000 children 6,000 teachers and 120,000 family and friends come together to enjoy music and celebrate singing.

Tetsworth Primary took part in the event on March 8 and parents looked on proudly as the children, aged five to eleven, performed two hours of musical medleys and dance moves that they have spent previous weeks learning as part of their music lessons at school.

Teaching assistant at the school, Vickie Cook, said it was an amazing and emotional experience for all who were involved.

“The children were already so excited any way about going to London, as many of them had never been on tube before” she said.

“But when they got to the O2, and walked into the arena and upthe stairs to get the full view, it was just amazing – to see the way their eyes lit up as soon as they saw the scale of the place.

“It was something quite amazing for everyone. It was really quite incredible – and quite emotional too.

“Coming from such a small school, for us to be involved in something that big was just phenomenal.

“The motto at our school is that while we’re a small school – as we only have around 30 students in the whole school – we have some big ideas, and this was a great example of that.

“When there, the children took part in a variety of songs and dances they had learnt specifically for the event, including a pop medley, a Latin medley and, most poignantly, a Monkees medley. There was something for everyone.”