Stephen Timms today attended a lunchtime concert at Gallions Primary School.
The concert included performances by the junior and senior school choirs and orchestras. Highlights of the concert included recitals of Vivaldi’s “Autumn” and Heather Small’s song “Proud” which was used as part of the London 2012’s bid for the Olympic Games. The children also performed an Olympic Fanfare which they arranged themselves. A buffet lunch was held for parents and teachers afterwards.
The concert formed part of the Gallions Music Programme, a project which encourages all pupils at the school to take up playing a stringed instrument, such as a violin or a cello. It is supported by the Gallions Music Trust, which is funded by donations from individual supporters and local businesses.
Speaking afterwards, Stephen Timms said: “Today’s performance was great. I am glad to see the children enjoy playing their musical instruments so much. This couldn’t be done without the support of the Gallions Music Trust which has given these children such a valuable opportunity.”