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One Night at the Palladian

Children from the eight Palladian Academy Trust schools put on a spectacular showcase of the performing arts on Monday 18 June at The Forum, Bath.

This was the first time that the eight schools had come together to put on an evening dedicated to the performing arts, and over 600 children took part in singing, dancing, acting, drumming and a video film.  Ralph Allen students formed an orchestra to provide music for some of the events, as well as acting in scenes from Oliver! 

Children from the eight schools came together in 'Sing' by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow, and in the grand finale, 'Consider Yourself', also from Oliver. 

St Martin's Garden Primary opened proceedings with a drumming spectacular, and dances included Combe Down C of E Primary School in 'Pirates of the Caribbean - Skull and Crossbones', and 'We no speak Americano' by Oldfield Park Junior School.  Widcombe Infant School provided 'Singing in the Rain' with colourful umbrellas, and Widcombe C of E Junior School danced to 'Jai Ho!' by  A.R.Rahman.  The eight choirs sang 'I'm a belliever' by Neil Diamond (St Philip's C of E School), 'Summer' by Jonathon Dove' (Widcombe C of E Junior School), 'Believe' by Lin Marsh (Widcombe Infant School), 'We like singing Lashoni Langa', a traditional African song by Combe Down C of E Primary School, 'I love the mountains' (Oldfield Park Infant School), 'The Climb' by Miley Cyrus (Oldlfield Park Junior School).  'Beware Bear'  a video by pupils at the Margaret Coates Centre at St Martin's Primary School, was a very creative and imaginative touch.

Tim Withers, CEO of the Palladian Academy Trust, said, 'Thanks to everyone who contributed their enthusiasm, energy and time to make this production a success.'