TALENTED young singers reached a crescendo in their learning thanks to a choral workshop with national coaches.

Haughton Academy hosted the session, which was led by Jamie Wright, a graduate of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain Fellowship Programme and Royal Academy of Music, who has coached groups for BBC2 and alongside the star of The Choir, Gareth Malone.

Up to 200 pupils from Years 6 to 11 joined in the 2018 Durham Vocal Festival, working with Durham Music Service and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain at The Education Village, in Darlington…

Haughton Academy assistant head teacher, Fiona Campbell, said: “Moving from primary to secondary education is a pivotal time in the education of young people and anything we can do to ease that transition is essential.

“The music workshop was absolutely amazing and all the children were buzzing when they left having pushed their personal boundaries and made some great new friends from other schools.”

From: Darlington pupils use power of voice to help with school transition written by Charlotte Bowe for the Darlington and Stockton Times.
Accessed: Fri. 16th March 2018