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Over 400 children and young people sang loud and clear at special concert

Over 400 pupils from Annanhill, James Hamilton, Whatriggs Primary Schools and Sgoil na Coille Nuaidh performed Scottish Opera's The Last Aliens at the Grand Hall recently.

The performance was a specially commissioned primary opera for COP26 and centres around the themes of sustainability and looking after our planet, which the pupils fully embraced. Over six weeks the schools worked with visiting vocal instructors to learn the songs, which were performed to a packed Grand Hall.

Councillor Elaine Cowan, the Council’s Spokesperson for Education, and Children and Young People said: “It is quite a feat to put on a production of this size featuring children and young people from our primary schools and it is credit to Julie Carrie, the Music Service and all our teaching staff for ensuring that this performance was such a success. Over 400 enthusiastic voices rang out, filling the Grand Hall and ensuring the message of protecting our planet was heard loud and clear. Well done everyone.”

The project was funded by the Scottish Government/Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative.