Bodden Town Primary to stage free concert

Students will also take part in 15 performances

Bodden Town Primary students practice their recorder skills. Their concert will take place on Thursday, April 28.

Bodden Town Primary School students are currently honing their talents and practicing hard to stage a free concert later this month.

More than 100 pupils ages 4 to 11 have already signed up to perform in the “Swing into Spring” community concert, which is the first of its kind that the school has organized in partnership with security company Cayman Islands Protective Services.

Students will also be taking part in 15 performances, including singing, dancing, a fashion show and speech choir, along with instrumental solos and an instrumental orchestra, the school’s principal June Elliott said.

The concert on Thursday, April 28, will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Bodden Town Civic Centre, which has a seating capacity of 250, and will last approximately an hour and a half.

Hot dogs, pizzas, juice, chips and snow-cones will be on sale at the concert. Annette Paul, the main organizer of the concert, said proceeds from the sale of refreshments will go to the school’s Parent Teacher Association.

“The concert will showcase our students’ talents and should be a fun-filled evening the entire family can enjoy,” said Ms. Elliott.

“We’d like other members of the community to attend too, as we’re looking to strengthen our links with the district as a whole.”

According to Ms. Elliott, “Swing into Spring” is the first of many community-focused events that the school will be organizing.

“[The goal is to promote] our students’ positive image and amazing drive in creating and pursuing their gift on many levels,” she said.

The school’s music staff, Jocelyn Moss and Trilby Lingard, along with other staff, have been working since January to help students prepare for the concert, as well as for The National Children’s Festival of the Arts which concludes next month.