PUPILS from seven Wharfedale schools joined forces last week to perform a musical extravaganza.

More than 200 children sang and played at the Chevin Learning Partnership event at Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley. Joining the Prince Henry’s students were pupils from Otley primaries Ashfield, All Saints C of E, Westgate, The Whartons, and St Joseph’s, along with Bramhope C of E Primary.

Parents cheered on the children as they gave solo and group performances before concluding with a massed finale. Head teacher of Otley All Saints Primary, Ian Thomson-Smith, said: “Music is very important to all the schools across the partnership.

“As well as the absolute pleasure of playing and performing, music gives children skills and confidence which they will use for the rest of their lives.”

“They certainly threw themselves into the concert with great enthusiasm!”

The Chevin Learning Partnership has been running for two years, with the member schools sharing best practice and holding joint training ventures.