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Ed Sheeran faces tough competition from next generation of Framlingham singers

PUBLISHED: 17:36 09 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:41 09 February 2018

Children performing 'Any Dream Will Do' at  Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School annual House Singing Competition.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children performing 'Any Dream Will Do' at Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary School annual House Singing Competition. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran may have competition from the younger generations in his childhood town – after 200 primary school pupils sang their hearts out in a fiercely contested inter-house cup.

The competition saw around 200 children at the school perform.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN The competition saw around 200 children at the school perform. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School in Framlingham – the town where Ed grew up – held its annual singing competition this week, with judges praising the “very high” standards.

House teams performed songs from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with Bulstrode House taking glory amid rapturous cheers of celebration.

This year's competition was based around songs from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN This year's competition was based around songs from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Teacher Lora Cann said: “The children enjoy singing and are enthusiastic about the singing competition.

A pupil plays the character of Joseph.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN A pupil plays the character of Joseph. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“It allows for the children to work together as houses rather than as classes.

Judges have praiased the very high standard of singing.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Judges have praiased the very high standard of singing. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“Although it is competitive the children are very supportive of each other.”

Children said they enjoyed their performance.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Children said they enjoyed their performance. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Pupils told of how much “everyone enjoyed singing” but also how it was “really competitive” and how some of the songs were “really hard – especially key changes”.

In previous years, the children have sung songs by Abba or the Beatles.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN In previous years, the children have sung songs by Abba or the Beatles. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

One pupil said: “When Bulstrode won, everyone in Bulstrode was proud of themselves.”

The children sing the same songs but how they deliver them is the decision of each house..  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN The children sing the same songs but how they deliver them is the decision of each house.. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

While another added: “It was difficult to have a winning house because we were all very awesome at singing.”

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