Class 3 sang at the O2 in the Young Voices concert. It was a fantastic day and we’d like to thank the TPSA for funding the transport.
Please read the reports written by Year 6.
On 28th January 2019, my friendly class travelled on the coach to sing at the O2 in YV choir. It had taken roughly 1 hour 30 mins to arrive in East London.
When we got there, we had a bit of a nose about, before having lunch in TGI Friday’s.
After, we waited in a long line to get into the main part of the O2. When we entered the stadium, we took our seats for the rehearsal and sang our hearts out.
Three special guests came: Tony Hadley, Beau Dermott and Sharlene Hector, all with talented voices. Hugh Jackman left a voice message saying he had wished he could have been there to see us sing Greatest Showman finale. Also the drummer of Cold Play came.
When our parents arrived, many of them saw us and waved. David Lawrence, our conductor, had told all the parents to turn on their flashlights; the lights went out and it looked like a beautiful sea of stars.
On our way back, many children were tired and sleepy. We thought we were home, but unfortunately we went in a massive circle as the M25 junction was closed off!! But eventually we got home,
In my opinion, it’s the best experience of primary school and I’d recommend you to go !
On the 28th January 2019, Class 3 travelled to the O2 arena (in London) to sing at the 2019 Young Voices concert. We left Tetsworth at 9:15am precisely and arrived at our destination 1 hour and 45 minutes later.
When we arrived, we took a quick picture in front of the O2 and then wandered about, waiting for TGI Friday’s to open. At 12:00 noon we entered TGI’s and found that they had a lot of guitars on the wall (which George Boydon was very fascinated with). I had ordered BBQ Ribs and wolfed them down. It was absolutely delicious.
After that we went for rehearsals and met Sharlene Hector (who has sang with Emilie Sande, Tiny Tempah and many more), Tony Hadley (who was lead singer of boy band Spandeau Ballet) and last but not least, Beau Dermott who’s golden buzzer act (Defying Gravity) on BGT sent her to the live finals.
After rehearsals, we went for our tea and had to have our butty in our seaty by six o’clock! We sang many songs, form the Greatest Showman to Cold Play to Gold! When the concert finished, we had to wait 30 minutes for our block to be called out.
When we eventually found our driver, we got on the coach, preparing for the long ride back home. For some reason, I don’t know why, it took longer than expected to get back. But I later found out that the M25 junction was closed so we had to do a great big circle.
Unfortunately, that was my last time going to the O2 for the YV concert, but I had a fantastic time and would highly recommend you go. I promise you’ll have an amazing time.
On Monday 28th January 2019, Class 3 went to the O2 to sing at the Young Voices 2019 concert. We were all very excited. It was a long ride on the coach.
When we got there, we had a look around the inside. Evan and I were amazed at the size of the O2. At TGI Friday’s I had a hot-dog to eat – it was yummy. I liked the guitars on the wall. Next to the guitars there were some pictures of famous musicians. I recognised some of them.
There were more or less 8000 children at the rehearsal in the main arena. We had mini torches to wave during the concert. I thought that Andy Instone was funny pretending to be the parents.
We had our tea in the concourse. I had sandwiches, a yoghurt, crisps and biscuits. I sat next to Evan.
By the time it was 6:00, we were in our seats looking for our parents. My favourite song was Dancing, which was written by Kylie Minogue.
On the way back, it took so long because the driver had to go a different way (the M25 exit was closed). It was an amazing day and I would love to go again.
Last Monday, Class 3 travelled to the O2 (in London). We were all very excited to sing in the Young Voices 2019 concert.
We we got there, I was blown away by how many shops there were. George and I were amazed with how large the O2 was. Then (in my opinion) the best bit was TGI Friday’s. I had BBQ ribs for lunch. YUMMY!!
After we had finished lunch, it was time for rehearsal. It took about 20 minutes to get into the arena. Rehearsal took about 3 hours and if I’m honest was a bit boring.
Finally, rehearsal was over and it was supper time. While I was drinking my water it split all over me. What disaster! We had to be in our seats by six o’clock because we promised Andy (the director of Urban Strides) we would be there.
When the concert started, all the lights went out; everyone screamed! We had mini torches to wave – the effect was amazing. We sang lots of songs, including my favourite, Pop Medley.
When it was all over, it took an hour to get to the coach. I fell asleep, and woke up about 5 times. Once I woke, we were still in London. Eventually, we arrived in the village at 12.45am! Although it was a long day, I still really enjoyed it.
On Monday 28th January 2019, Class 3 went to the O2 in London. When we got there, we looked around some shops. I was amazed by how many shops there were. Emily and I saw Build a Bear Workshop and we really wanted one of the bears. By the time we had looked around all the shops, it was time for lunch (we all were hungry). When we got to TGI Friday’s, I sat next to Emily. We looked around the walls – there were traffic lights and guitars on the walls; George Boydon loved them.
After we’d eaten our food, we made our way to the arena to have rehearsals. It was quite a struggle to get in there because there was over 8,000 children. The rehearsals took three hours.
It was finally tea time. We got told to go to the toilet before we went back into the arena.
By six o’clock we were back in our seats. It was quite fun watching all the parents coming in. My favourite point of the show was when all the lights went off and all the torches lit up the arena. My favourite songs were Pop Medley, A Million Dreams and Moana Mashup.
It took us one hour to get from the arena to the coach. On the way home, there WAS A ROAD CLOSURE! So it took us roughly two hours to get home. When we finally arrived home, it was 12.45am.
I recommend you go to the O2, it’s a great experience.