Well, not only has the Sheriff of York now heard York schoolchildren perform my award-winning eco-musical Compost! The (mini-)Musical, but the Lord Mayor of York has too. And both of them complimented the children on their work!
This all took place in the very grand surroundings of York Theatre Royal, where the annual York Primary School Council Conference was held last Thursday (22 March). This is an occasion where pupil school councillors from all the primary schools in York get together to share ideas and experiences, put questions to leading members of the York community (including city councillors, head teachers and a police officer), and attend workshops.
I had the great good fortune to be invited to be a workshop leader for the day. In my workshop, I taught the children a very mini version of Compost! The (mini-)Musical – which they successfully learned in super-quick time.
One group even went onto the main stage of York Theatre Royal at the end of the conference and performed the musical to everyone present – including, as I mentioned, the Lord Mayor of York himself! Listen to the end of their performance (followed by a Thank You from teacher Mrs Pendry):
Then, it was the Lord Mayor of York’s turn to speak. Have a listen:
Thank you to the very wonderful Vikki Pendry, York’s Advanced Skills Teacher for Sustainable Schools, for inviting me to take part in the day.
Thanks too to Lesley White and her colleagues at City of York Council for their organisational work.
Most of all, thank you to the inspiring schoolchildren I had the privilege of working with last Thursday. Judging by the creative, responsible and hard-working children I met and whose presentations I watched, I am confident that York will be in very good hands in the future!