Pupils having fun Eurovision fun

St Michael's First School is through to the finals of a younger version of this month's Eurovision Song Contest.'The Year Four youngsters will be taking part in a Song for Europe foreign-language music event at the Durham Gala Theatre on Wednesday, May 6.''Pupil's from St Michael's will be singing in 'La Yenka' in Spanish ' on eof only two schools from Northumberland to take part.''Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead and County Durham will also be represented by youngsters singing songs in languages other than English.''The event is being staged ahead of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Austria on Saturday, May 23.''It has also been scheduled to mark Europe Day, celebrated annually across the continent on Saturday, May 9. Head Teacher Gavin Johnston said: 'It is a great opportunity to join with other schools from the region to celebrate the rich language diversity of Europe.''''It is the second time we have entered the competition, our children have worked very hard learning a song in Spanish al
St Michael's First School is through to the finals of a younger version of this month's Eurovision Song Contest.'The Year Four youngsters will be taking part in a Song for Europe foreign-language music event at the Durham Gala Theatre on Wednesday, May 6.''Pupil's from St Michael's will be singing in 'La Yenka' in Spanish ' on eof only two schools from Northumberland to take part.''Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead and County Durham will also be represented by youngsters singing songs in languages other than English.''The event is being staged ahead of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Austria on Saturday, May 23.''It has also been scheduled to mark Europe Day, celebrated annually across the continent on Saturday, May 9. Head Teacher Gavin Johnston said: 'It is a great opportunity to join with other schools from the region to celebrate the rich language diversity of Europe.''''It is the second time we have entered the competition, our children have worked very hard learning a song in Spanish al

Youngsters didn’t get ‘nul points’ when they took part in a junior version of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Year 4 pupils from St Michael’s First School in Alnwick got through to the finals of the Song for Europe foreign-language music event at Gala Theatre in Durham.

Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead and County Durham were also represented by youngsters singing songs in languages other than English. St Michael’s was ne of only two schools from Northumbeland taking part.

The St Michael’s pupils sang La Yenka in Spanish.

The event, staged ahead of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, was scheduled to mark Europe Day.

Headtacher Gavin Johnston said: “It is a great opportunity to join with other schools from the region to celebrate the rich language diversity of Europe.

“It is the second time we have entered the competition, our children have worked very hard learning a song in Spanish along with energetic dance moves. We are creating memorable experiences for the children singing on a stage in front of 400 other children from 26 schools.”

Schools were asked to award points ranging from one to four for every performance except their own. It was won by a school from Durham.

The competition was organised by Europe Direct North East, an information centre aiming to raise awareness and understanding of all things European for anyone living, working or studying in the region.