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Haverhill schoolchildren find their voice thanks to a new kind of assembly




The ‘energy and excitement’ generated by a new kind of assembly introduced by a Haverhill school this term has helped make it a big hit.

The once-weekly singing assemblies are being held at Place Farm Primary Academy.

The school’s headteacher, Jane Sendall, said: “I wanted to be able to bring the whole school team together in an inspiring way.

Singing teacher Tracey Rayner takes the pupils at Place Farm Primary Academy through their paces. Picture by Mark Westley
Singing teacher Tracey Rayner takes the pupils at Place Farm Primary Academy through their paces. Picture by Mark Westley

“I have received excellent feedback from everyone with staff and children saying that it is brilliant way to start a Wednesday morning.

“We also have the Haverhill Suffolk Music School based at Place Farm, which is opening up more opportunities for our pupils to engage with music.”

Mrs Sendall added that the school would soon be adding a choir to the clubs that it had to offer.

Pupils at Place Farm Primary Academy and their singing teacher Tracey Rayner. Picture by Mark Westley
Pupils at Place Farm Primary Academy and their singing teacher Tracey Rayner. Picture by Mark Westley

Tom Wade, assistant headteacher Key Stage 2, said: “Singing assemblies have been a wonderful opportunity for staff and pupils to get together and sing on a Wednesday morning in the school hall.

“Our assemblies, thus far, have consisted of learning and singing songs such as Harvest Samba, Harvest Rock and Roll, I Have a Red Dog, Light a Candle for Peace and much, much more.

“The children and staff have loved the variety, energy, excitement and pace of the assemblies too.

“Furthermore, Tracey Rayner, our new singing teacher, has brought an excellent enthusiasm and passion for music and singing to the school.

“Pupils and staff are excited to sing. It brings a further PROUD (the school motto) dimension to their learning and to our curriculum.”


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