Rotary Competition

 Pupils from Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy worked very, very hard to prepare the songs for our entry to the Rotary Club Young Musician Competition at Bourne Academy on Sunday 17th January.

Their competition pieces included the beautiful “Better Place” made famous by Rumer and the infamous “Any Dream Will Do” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, which the choir sang in two parts with the obligatory echo and “ah-ah” sections that are so well known and loved.  The competition was of incredibly high standard and we were delighted to be awarded Gold along with the choir from Bourne Westfield.

Bourne Abbey Director of Music Mr Andrew Clingo said:

“I am delighted with the progress made in a very short amount of time. The departure of our Executive Headteacher before Christmas meant that rehearsal time for the choir was limited as we were singing songs for Mrs Edwards’ leaving assembly. It is hard to believe that the children only started Any Dream Will Do three weeks ago! Their sense of commitment, passion and overwhelming desire to participate in this competition has been absolutely amazing. We are all extremely proud.”

The next round of the Competition, the semi-finals will be held on Saturday 5th March and we are looking forward to meeting the other schools and choirs who are participating.

Thanks must also go to the exuberant Bourne Abbey Parents/Carers and staff who supported all of the acts on the day.

Newly appointed Executive Headteacher, Sarah Moore, said “I was absolutely wowed by the amount of talent and the high standards displayed at the competition on Sunday.  I know how hard our choir had worked in the run up to the event and as a school community we are incredibly proud of them.  I would like to say a huge thank you to our staff, parents and carers and to the Rotary Club for giving our pupils this opportunity.”