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Voice Choice Project 2023

What is the Voice Choice Project?


We are really excited to welcome a team from Nottingham’s VoiceChoice company who specialise in lively, energetic, enjoyable workshops based around music and drama. They are working with a large group of year 5 children in a project creating musical pieces for a public performance at Sutton Community Academy. To create community links with our secondary schools, there are a group of SCA Year 10 students as young leaders/ mentors to support our children.


Have a look at the photos and videos below to see what we have been doing in our sessions.

Session 1: Lots of team building/getting to know you games and action songs

Group work

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Group work

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Group work

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Session 1 finale

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Session 2: Discussing ideas and creating lyrics

Session 2 finale song:

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Session 3: Creating songs and movement

Session 3: Groups were working hard on their verses and actions!

Session 5: Warm up

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Session 6: Practicing and refining

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Session 7: final rehearsal and refining

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The OPERA START programme: The Magic Flute

After show party: we had a presentation of an Easter egg, drink and crisps to celebrate our hardwork!

Comments made by parents and staff after the final performance.


“The show was great the children should be very proud at what they have achieved in such a short time and it was a lovely experience for them to work along side such professionals”

Gemma Breedon – Parent


“Thank you for letting the children take part in such a wonderful experience, it was a fabulous night”

Cathline Dove – Parent


“The show was absolutely amazing. The children were fantastic. They played their part as if they were professionally trained. Thoroughly enjoyed last night and super proud of Elsie. What a fantastic experience and a life long memory for all the children involved.”

Laura Clarke – Parent


“What a brilliant performance. I felt lucky to be able to come and watch this. All the children where amazing, and I know Leah thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Heather Savory-Parent


“I am so proud of everyone who took part you all did so well and Sophia did amazing coming out her comfort zone”

Gemma Wright- Parent


“Ronny enjoyed it very much. Thank you to everyone involved that kept the children safe       yesterday walking to and from school 😄

Louise Hallam - Parent


It was amazing, all the children were fantastic and the whole thing was brilliant. so glad Archie participated and it’s made him want to do more things like this J

Amy Finn - Parent


We are so incredibly proud of Josh. he loved it and all the children, leaders, teachers,         singers and everyone was incredible. I'm very proud to be a Priestsic parent.”

Rebecca Chance-Parent


Such a magical experience! From start to finish it was impressive and shows the dedication from all the kids and staff to  deliver such a heart warming performance. Lois was itching to get back onto stage the moment she stepped off and it was one of the proudest moments to see my little princess show such a confident side of herself so thank you to all involved from the kids to the woman carrying the bench! Moments like these are on in a million”

Bryan Garner-Parent


“Gracie really enjoyed every moment of the performance! She was so happy when I picked her up. It is something she would  love to do again.
All the children were fantastic, great experience for them all 👏🏻

Helen Munk-Parent


“Skye loved it thanks for the experience and all the kids was great”

Ellen Smedley –parent


“Matthew enjoyed every practice session and loved participating in the final performance   on a real stage among professionals. The performance was a treat! What a fantastic            opportunity the children were given and they all did an excellent job together. The young      leaders were great. Thank you to all staff involved.”

Heather Langley -parent


“I have enjoyed watching the children create their own lyrics to the songs. They have interacted well with senior leaders and youth leaders.

It was interesting to watch the performance come together along with the confidence from the children, who would normally not participate or engage with others.

The final performance was fantastic! I was so proud of all the children taking part and enjoyed watching the opera performers too!”

Miss cook (Year 5 TA)


“We are so proud of you all. What an amazing show. You displayed such talent and confidence. I loved it! Keep shining,  superstars!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️”

Cathy Hewitt –Deputy Head Teacher who watched the performance.