Concerts put on by primary schools

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BALLAKERMEEN High School’s studio theatre is the venue for two concerts by Douglas primary school children.

The shows are the culmination of months of work with the children in school years four to six by music and drama staff from the school.

The children, who are aged seven to 11, have worked hard to create original solo pieces, a school spokesman said.

The entertainment will include singing, dancing, choral speaking, samba drumming, ‘sonic poems’ and African music, as well as three ensemble pieces involving all the children.

Concert organizer Steph Gomaa, deputy head of the arts faculty at Ballakermeen, said: ‘It will be wonderful for so many families to see the terrific work the children have been doing.

‘My colleague Chris Maybury and I regularly work in our associated primary schools and we are really happy that the children’s achievements will have a wider audience.

‘Everyone will have an occasion to remember and to be proud of when all the hard work pays off.’

The first concert is on Thursday, May 12, starting at 6.30pm and features children from St Thomas’, Fairfield, St Mary’s, Murray’s Road and Anagh Coar schools.

The following night, Friday, is the turn of pupils from Vallajeelt, Kewaigue, Ballacottier, and Manor Park.

The concerts last one hour and are both sell-outs among thrilled parents keen to see their offspring tread the boards.

Ballakermeen studio, at the school in Westminster Drive, Douglas, seats 200 people.

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