All together now! Youngsters join hundreds in a mass sing

Scout Road Academy, Mytholmroyd in their t-shirts ahead of appearing on stage at the MEN arena, Manchester. Thomas Latham 11, Nancy Tupling ten, Dominic Bridge tyen and Edward Yorke 11.
Scout Road Academy, Mytholmroyd in their t-shirts ahead of appearing on stage at the MEN arena, Manchester. Thomas Latham 11, Nancy Tupling ten, Dominic Bridge tyen and Edward Yorke 11.

PUPILS joined forces with hundreds of other young voices to fill the Manchester Evening News Arena with music.

Years 5 and 6 from Scout Road Academy practised a series of songs for the annual Young Voices concert.

Scout Road Academy, Mytholmroyd in their t-shirts ahead of appearing on stage at the MEN arena, Manchester.

Scout Road Academy, Mytholmroyd in their t-shirts ahead of appearing on stage at the MEN arena, Manchester.

The event has run for 15 years.

In the afternoon the huge arena is half-filled with young singers before friends and family are welcomed into their seats for an awe-inspiring evening concert.

It is the second year the school has taken part.

Class teacher Gillian Walmsley taught her 26 students tunes, including a Queen medley.

On the day they were joined by Britain’s Got Talent star Connie Talbot, High Kings and Randolph – a hip-hop star.

Mrs Walmsley said: “It was fantastic.

“The reaction and amazement of the students when they see the arena they’ll be performing in is brilliant.”

“They were brilliant. I was very proud,” she said.

This year the group wore T-shirts sponsored by Craggs Energy, Cragg Storage, The Craggs, Space and The Ark, all based in Mytholmroyd.

They also had a second performance at school after the big day.