Primary school pupils in Bolsover given the chance to perform at Wembley

Children from the Anthony Bek Community Primary School choir are heading to the capital next week.

A school choir in Bolsover will travel to London next week for the opportunity of a lifetime.

46 pupils-aged between five and eleven-from Anthony Bek Community Primary-are heading to Wembley Arena on Wednesday.

They'll be performing 8 songs there at the 'Voice in a million event' along with six thousand other children.

Michelle Swain is one of the parents who's helped raise funds to make their dream a reality-she says the whole community has pulled together;

"I think it's amazing. It's not often a community will get together like this. There might be one off fundraising events, things like that, but everybody has got behind us. People can see this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these children."

Residents have raised the cash by holding a raffle at the New Houghton Social Club, organising a sponsored walk, arranging a bake sale and holding a fundraising disco.

In total, those involved managed to raise £4,500 overall.

Nine year old Jessica says she can't wait; "It's like a once in a lifetime chance. We're super excited. It's going to be a really great part of our life."

Jessie, who's eight and also a part of the choir, told us she feels the same; "I'm really excited but nervous. It's a really big opportunity for me and all my friends to go to an arena."

Meanwhile, it's eleven year old's Macey's final year in the choir; "I'm obviously sad to be leaving the choir at the end of this year, but I couldn't think of a better way to finish my time with the group than by performing at Wembley."



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