Youngsters show off their talents

IPSWICH Primary school youngsters have taken to the stage to show off their talents at Holywells High School.More than 300 pupils from six feeder schools chose from a dance, drama, music or arts workshop based on a food theme, and put on a performance at the end of the day.

By Amanda Cresswell

IPSWICH primary school youngsters have taken to the stage to show off their talents at Holywells High School.

More than 300 pupils from six feeder schools chose from a dance, drama, music or arts workshop based on a food theme, and put on a performance at the end of the day.

The arts festival involved pupils from Rosehill, Murrayfield, Cliff Lane, Morland, Orwell and Ravenswood schools with the arts workshop the most popular, attracting 150 pupils.

Organiser Rosie Beattie, head of drama at Holywells, said: "It all went smoothly, the pupils really enjoyed it.

"They only had the morning to work on the performance.

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"The pupils really put their heart and soul into it."

The arts festival gave the pupils the chance to see what Holywells offers and to meet and work with the older students.

Ms Beattie thanked the year 10 drama GCSE students and arts students for their help on the day.

Thursday's festival was an extension of the J6 day, held on Wednesday, where pupils from feeder primaries took part in lessons and met teachers and form tutors.

The workshops were led by Pat Bowe, head of music; Kevin Healey, head of expressive arts; Di Gooding, head of Murrayfield Primary, and Christina Ashfield, deputy head of Rosehill Primary.

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