Pendle Proms hits the high notes

PROMS: Pendle pupils hit the high notes. (s)
PROMS: Pendle pupils hit the high notes. (s)

MORE than 100 pupils at Pendle Primary School in Clitheroe performed their first ever “Pendle Proms” concert.

Children from Year Two to Year Six played a variety of instruments – piano, recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar – and even a harp!

Head teacher Mrs Alison Callon runs lunch time recorder clubs for pupils in Year Three to Year Six. She organised the event alongside Mrs Veronica Tobin, the school’s Advanced Skills Music Teacher.

During the afternoon concert all the children, and teachers, who have benefitted from a free weekly music lesson under the Wider Opportunities Music Programme also showed off their musical skills on flute and clarinet.

Children who have individual and group lessons with piano and woodwind teacher Mrs Carol Bradley and guitar teacher Mr Stephen Webb, who are both from the Lancashire Music Service, also played in the concert, which was enjoyed by an audience of around 120 friends and family.

In other news, Pendle Primary School said goodbye to its 50 Year Six pupils on Friday.

During the final assembly of the school year awards were presented to pupils for 100% attendance throughout the academic year, 100% attendance for the term and progress over the term. In addition, several Year Six special awards were presented for artistic, mathematical, scientific and writing talents, for performing arts and sporting success, as well as for making an all-round contribution to school.

In their last week at school the children enjoyed a countryside walk around Clitheroe and a Leavers’ Meal at La Vespa in Clitheroe where they were presented with a special Year Book designed and edited by Adam Howard, sponsored by Johnson Matthey and the Friends of Pendle School.

The Year Six pupils are going on to Clitheroe’s three high schools – Bowland, CRGS and Ribblesdale.

School re-opens to pupils on Tuesday September 4th at 8-55 a.m.