THE popularity of the Music in May event last year has led to St Francis Catholic Primary School, Bradford, hosting a hugely successful Music in March.

The second month of music, singing and dance events was organised after the first one proved very enjoyable and showed that St Francis Catholic Primary School has got talent.

One of the many highlights of the month was the school choir receiving a standing ovation at the Telegraph & Argus Schools Awards 2019, held at the Aagrah Midpoint restaurant, Thornbury.

They were the first school choir to be given the honour of opening the prestigious event and their performance of Viva La Vida by Coldplay resulted in many congratulations.

During the month, the children sang a Song of the Week, which included Reach for the Stars, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Defying Gravity, among others.

The school’s own staff band, One Correction, played a rousing rendition of Always Look On the Bright Side of Life in assembly during the month.

Furthermore, the Irish Ceilidh band, The Wild Geese, taught the pupils various dances to a selection of Irish tunes.

At the end of the month, the pupils raised money for Lenten charities with a 90-minute sponsored Singathon of songs without a break.

Teacher and Music Leader, Anne Duckworth, who organised the music and performance extravaganza, said: “There was a sense of joy throughout the month as the children and parents took part in the various activities.

“Once again, I saw the significant difference music, dancing and singing made to the lives of children and adults at St Francis.”