‘Mini-Glastonbury’ without the mud

NAWN. Shadwell Primary School Choir sing along with brothers Rick Harrison back right, and Rob from Echo Town during a charity gig. 110718AR1pic.
NAWN. Shadwell Primary School Choir sing along with brothers Rick Harrison back right, and Rob from Echo Town during a charity gig. 110718AR1pic.

Youngsters from a Shadwell school took part in a ‘mini-Glastonbury concert without the mud’ at their school.

The concert featured up-and-coming Leeds band Echo Town.

Before breaking up for the summer holidays, children from Years 3 to 6 in the Shadwell Choir at the school performed a range of songs from the band’s newest album Come on Over to parents and children to help raise money for the school’s newspaper.

The newspaper is written and produced by the youngsters three times a year and is called the Real News at Shadwell.

Year 5 teacher Zoe Pickard, who helped organised the event, said: “The children loved it and I think it has really improved their confidence. I think the parents really enjoyed it too, one described it as like a mini-Glastonbury without the mud.”

The youngsters also interviewed the band afterwards as part of their summer edition of the paper.

Zoe said the band had gone down so well that she hoped they would be back to perform again next year.

Echo Town, who describe their music as ‘folk rock, reggae, acoustic’ are brothers Richard and Robert Harrison from Leeds.