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Youngsters in the limelight at Snape

PUBLISHED: 22:56 06 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:29 03 March 2010

IT may played host to some of the greatest names in music but now young performers from Ipswich and Felixstowe are stepping into the limelight in the prestigious Snape Maltings concert hall, near Aldeburgh.

IT may played host to some of the greatest names in music but now young performers from Ipswich and Felixstowe are stepping into the limelight in the prestigious Snape Maltings concert hall, near Aldeburgh.

Students from Ipswich's Belstead School yesterday performed their jungle-tastic take on African music - inspired by Disney's Lion King and dressed in colourful costumes they helped create themselves.

To tunes influenced by West African and Gospel music, pupils at the special school for children with learning difficulties acted out The Gathering, which they produced as part of their drama coursework. The show comes to their Brights Lane base on March 14 and 15.

And with their belongings under their arm singing classic songs from the Second World War era, Year Two children from Fairfield Infant School are to re-enact next Wednesday the journey that evacuee children would have taken from school to the train station during the war.

Both schools are taking part in the six-day Celebration of Schools' Music 2002 at Snape Maltings, along with 45 other schools and 1700 schoolchildren from across Suffolk.


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