Great Dunmow Primary School pupils sing at O2 charity gala

Dunmow at 02

Dunmow at 02 - Credit: Archant

The 02 Arena in London rang to the voices of 97 children from Great Dunmow Primary School on Monday, February 15.

The youngsters took part in the Young Voice charity gala which raises money for Nordoff Robyns, (the charity partner of the Brit Awards) which funds music therapy for children.

Singing teacher, George Athanasiou, who sang in the teachers’ choir at the event, said: “We take part every year. The children have been learning their songs since September. They sang a pop medley including songs by Madness, with actions.

“There are about 4,000 children there, they sit in the audience and groups stand up to sing between watching dancers and other acts on stage. It was a lovely evening.”

The youngsters travelled to London on two coaches with parents who paid £25 for a ticket and £10 for children’s T-shirts to raise money for the cause.

The event takes place over several weeks with venues in Manchester and Birmingham.

Monday night was supported by singing celebrities include Katie Melua, Lemar and X-Factor winner, Ben Haenow.