Junior school pupils toast musical success at arts festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Junior school pupils toast musical success at arts festival Junior school pupils toast musical success at arts festival

Pupils at Fulneck School in Pudsey are celebrating their success in the Wharfedale Festival of Performance Arts.

Now in its 108th year, the festival is a previous winner of The Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award and attracts professional actors, actresses and musicians from all over the country, as well as local schoolchildren and amateurs to attend, perform and compete at the week-long event in Ilkley.

The Wharfedale’s Got Talent class saw Fulneck pupils, Ruth Walker (clarinet), Ayeesha Zamir and Georgia Swift (both violin) take the top three positions for their solo performances.

Fulneck’s junior school band scooped second place in the Junior Mixed Instrumental Group class and the junior school choir came runner up in their age category for Best School Choir.

Chris Bouckley, head of Fulneck Junior School, said: “The annual festival of performance arts is an event the school and pupils always look forward to, shining the spotlight on young and local talent.

“This year the school has performed extremely well, coming away with one first place, two second and four third place finishes. “Our young pupils have done the school a credit, showing off their creative talents on a very competitive stage.”

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