Talented pupils demonstrated their skill in dance, music and drama at Sidegate Primary School’s arts festival.

Parents and carers and families were invited into the school to watch the festival which showcased how the arts are used at the Ipswich primary school to embed learning.

The programme of events included dancing from Year 2 pupils called ‘A Taste of India’, song and dance from Year 3 pupils called ‘Enchanting Egyptians’ and a performance of Romeo and Juliet from the school’s Shakespeare Club.

It also featured performances from the school recorder club, jazz club, and orchestra.

Wendy James, Sidegate Primary School headteacher, said: “At Sidegate we know that the arts enable all our children to become brave, to believe in themselves, develop resilience and collaborate to creatively solve problems. This was a time to celebrate the arts making us powerful.
“Songs were used to reinforce concepts they had learned over the academic year and give the pupils opportunity to express themselves.
“We thank everyone involved with the school for making this day such a fantastic success.”

Sidegate Primary School is part of the Active Learning Trust. Acting CEO for the Active Learning Trust, Craig D’Cunha, said: “Performance and art is such a key part of a pupil’s early education and it is wonderful to see the team at Sidegate Primary School embed it in the school curriculum.
“This was a rich programme that allowed pupils to demonstrate their talent in a range of areas of the arts. I’m pleased the school’s Arts Festival went so well.”