Pupils at the Cuckoo Hall academy in north London struck the right chord at the finals of the recent Edmonton Glee Club competition.

The 18-strong crew from years 3 to 6 at the London-based academy headed to the Lyric Theatre in the capital’s West End where they received the West End Vocal Excellence award.

But it came after a lot of hard work: the Cuckoo Hall Glee Club spent 12 weeks working with a tutor from London’s Pineapple Arts Studio.

Battling against more than 100 other primary schools, the children donned their dancing shoes and performed the chart-topping Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again, a performance that moved many of the audience to tears.

Year 3 pupil Melina Ozay said: “I was amazed by how massive the theatre was, we sat in the upper circle next to the judges, it made us feel special. All the other performances were so cool.”

Year 4 pupil Jeremiah Kakande also was awarded a scholarship for a street dance summer school at Pineapple’s studios.

Pic: Cuckoo Hall Glee Club arrive in the West End


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