Colourful choir hits right notes

CASPA annual concerts at the Civic centre, Castleford.
CASPA annual concerts at the Civic centre, Castleford.

YOUNG singers from across Castleford hit all the right notes at a colourful choir concert last week.

The town’s primary schools marked the end of the school year with the annual event, organised by Castleford Pyramid of Arts (CASPA).

Students from years two and six at Smawthorne Henry Moore, Wheldon Road Infant, Glass Houghton Infant, Park Junior, Half Acres, Ackton Pastures, Three Lane Ends and St Joseph’s proudly sported colourful T-shirts for their performances.

David Hookham, chairman of CASPA, said: “The performances went really well, we were really pleased. The children were fantastic.”

Each year group sang eight songs from Disney films and finished with CASPA’s traditional song, Castleford, Our Heritage, written by Mr Hookham.

The shows are held in celebration of the year groups moving on to the next stage in their education.

Mr Hookham said: “We hold the event because it’s the transition period for years two and six. It’s to get the children together to get to know each other before they move to their new school.”

As well as showing off their singing skills to parents, friends and family, budding artists and writers were able to enter a superhero themed competition. This year’s concert was sponsored by the Richard Tennant Memorial Charity.