Budding stars get into the swing of things
Over 500 children from primary schools in Ayr are taking part in the performance of a lifetime alongside professional Scottish Opera singers.
Scottish Opera is appearing at Ayr Town Hall as part of South Ayrshire Council's Cultural Rucksack Programme. Young performers from Braehead, Dalmilling, Kincaidston, Newton and St John's Primary Schools have been working hard to learn songs in preparation for their day-long music theatre workshop which ends with a performance for parents and friends.
The Scottish Opera's annual Primary Schools Tour has proved popular with young people across South Ayrshire over recent years with over 2,000 pupils enjoying this exciting, challenging and creative opportunity.
Councillor Margaret Toner, Lifelong Learning Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "This is a great experience for our young performers as it's not every day you get to share the stage with some of Scotland's top operatic stars. Scottish Opera bring the professional expertise and we provide boundless energy and youthful talent. The whole experience is inspirational and some of our school performers will really benefit from the workshops but it's also a chance to have some creative fun."
Comments from some of the young people taking part include:
"I am learning amazing dance moves, positions and wonderful actions.....it's amazing to put on a costume and be part of the show."
"Putting on an Opera involves lots of hard work. I really enjoy getting into character and putting the right face on at the right time!"