Guy Bass and Young Voices
Superhero antics were part of a fun packed interactive show presented by award-winning author Guy Bass at Charlton House School. Guy, the creator of the characters: ‘Dinkin Dings’, ‘Gormy Ruckles’, ‘Secret Santa’ and ‘Stitch Head’ kept the pupils on the edge of their seats as he recalled his childhood memories of Spiderman and The Incredible Hulk and his transition from comics to enjoying and writing books. It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning and we would like to thank Guy for staying behind afterwards to chat to individual children as well as signing books.
On Wednesday 29th January 2014 Charlton House School had a fantastic time at the O2 Arena in London, singing with the 7,500-strong Young Voices Choir. Hundreds of children helped lift the roof off the Arena as they united in song with schools from across the country. Singing everything from folk songs to chart hits with tremendous gusto, the children, from primary school choirs across the country, delighted family and friends.
As well as the youngsters, the concert showcased the talents of adult musicians and dancers. Leader of the pack, though, was undoubtedly Stacey Solomon, whose every appearance was greeted by deafening screams. The X Factor finalist did a couple of tracks from her forthcoming album before returning to do a rousing version of Son of A Preacher Man.
Of course the real stars of the night were the children. Having spent many hours in school practising , plus the whole day at the arena rehearsing, they gave it their all for two hours. Their singing, particularly in the pop medley, was joyous, their dancing unashamedly energetic and their enjoyment infectious. Many thanks to all the parents who joined us in travelling to London and contributing to an experience that will live long in the memories of our children.