PUPILS were in fine voice to celebrate African music.

Over 150 primary school children came together at Harrow Way Community School for the Big Sing.

Sporting colours of the African flags, pupils from from Portway, Roman Way and Appleshaw schools performed a medley of songs, some of which were sung in Zula and Ndebele.

The pupils performed well-known African pieces including Shosholoza, Thuma Mina and Siyahamba, along with the Lion King’s Circle of Life.

A number of highlights included the contrasts the students produced in dynamic, harmony and texture as each school tackled different parts.

In preparing the students for their African singing adventure Stuart Pollard, curriculum leader for music at Harrow Way, visited the three schools over a number of weeks to rehearse with the children.

Acknowledging the challenge they undertook, Mr Pollard said: “This was the first time students from all three schools performed together and although we’ve spent some time rehearsing it was a big ask to perform four pieces in total, some of which were in a foreign language.

“They were all incredible and I’m sure the parents who got to see the show were also equally impressed.”