Last Friday, 60 students from across the Junior and Senior Schools travelled to Wembley to sing as part of the Young Voices choir.
The students had been practising weekly and had learned a collection of songs and dance moves. During the day they met with the other members of the choir, comprising more than 6,000 young people, and rehearsed alongside celebrity performers before enjoying a short dinner break and taking their seats for the evening concert.
The sound of the choir in the evening was incredible and the St Chris students showed amazing energy. The students (and staff!) danced and sang almost non-stop for two hours. Everyone who took part can also use the experience to gain a Blue Peter badge designed by Ed Sheeran and can apply here! Our students loved it, but don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what they said:
“I really liked Young Voices and I went to the OVO Wembley Arena. It was great fun! My favourite song was In the Mood. I also liked the walking medley because it had really cool dance moves (but I can’t forget the Matilda medley)!” – Clara
“I loved my trip to Young Voices. There were special guests like Nandi Bushell the drummer and there were also some surprise dances. My favourite dance was called The Beat because the way they danced it looked like animatronics waking up and the other reason is the flashy lighting and music.” – James
“My favourite part about Young Voices is, well, a couple of bits. Like the biggest Mexican wave, where all the kids in Wembley put their hands up and down to create the Mexican wave. There was also a drummer girl; she was only 13 and she was almost famous because she can drum so fast! Her hands were literally a blur, her name is Nandi Bushell.” – Cali
“I liked Young Voices because they did the biggest Mexican wave. I liked it when the drummer was playing because she was awesome but too crazy! By the end of the day, I was tired, but I was ok.”
“I loved the world book day man. I loved his song, it was great. Plus, this year I didn’t feel like I was going to fall although we were really, really, really high up. I sat next to Ria and Cali and they both agreed with me.” – Merrie
“My favourite part of Young Voices was being with my friends and watching Nandi Bushell playing drums.” – Tom
“My favourite bit was probably the drummer Nandi Bushell or the BIGGEST Mexican wave!” – Ria