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No 'nil points' when children at a Calne school staged their own European Song Contest

PUBLISHED: 14:08 03 May 2012 | UPDATED: 21:21 20 February 2013

No 'nil points' when children at a Calne school staged their own European Song Contest

No 'nil points' when children at a Calne school staged their own European Song Contest

There were no 'nil points' when children at a Calne school staged their own European Song Contest, but plenty of bonhomie.<br/><br/>Every pupil at St Margaret's Preparatory School took part in the Contest

There were no nil points when children at a Calne school staged their own European Song Contest, but plenty of bonhomie.


Every pupil at St Margarets Preparatory School took part in the Contest which was the highlight of their recent European Week. Each class chose a country to study for the whole week and learnt a song in their countrys language, which they then performed in appropriate costume! Head of ICT, Richard Sawyer, turned into Terry Wogan to present the contest and used his technology skills to rig up an intricate array of screens to illustrate the scoring.


Languages teacher Hilary Blackford, who organised the weeks events, said: Everyone had a huge amount of fun. The standard of the singing was very high and the classes also choreographed their acts. The children were immersed in their chosen country for the whole week and they learnt a great deal about culture and language.


The winning act was the Year 6 class who sang a song about Bananas in Polish. A planned alfresco Spanish lunch had to move inside because of rain but the children and staff still enjoyed their paella and alcohol free sangria despite not having the Spanish sunshine to add to the mood. Mrs Blackford said: It was our first European Song Contest but I dont think it will be the last as everyone enjoyed it so much.


www.stmargaretsprep.org.uk

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