The Robin Hood Music, Drama and Dance Festival got off to a wonderful start today with a very special combined effort from Hill House Year 6 pupils and Coppice School of Hatfield.
Coppice School, a community day school for pupils aged 3-19 years with severe learning difficulties, and our own Year 6 pupils, had been practising very hard for a number of weeks in order to put on a show with a difference.
Focussing on spreading a positive message, pupils sang songs, including ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’ and ‘We Will Rock You’, which had the audience clapping and dancing along.
The pupils had the added pressure of having some VIPs in the audience, including the Deputy Civic Mayor - Councillor Majid Khan, Coppice School parents, our Chair of Governors - Mrs Cusworth, as well as the Heads of both schools!
Musical interludes were provided by Jacqueline Chen on piano, Molly Womack on the flute and the Hill House Jazz Band, who sparked an impromptu dance session with their rendition of ‘Feeling the Funk’.
Grace Arnold, Annie Eves and Olivia Moseley, performed a wonderful version of ‘This Is Me’ from ‘The Greatest Showman’ and Alina Dean wowed us with her ballet moves during ‘A Million Dreams’.
A huge thank you to Coppice School for coming and to all of the children who took part. Mrs Bodman was delighted to send Coppice home with the Robin Hood Trophy.
Good luck to all participants in the rest of the festival, this year is bigger than ever and destined to be the best one yet!