Enter THE singing competition for primary schools

An exciting singing competition for primary schools is now open.  One lucky primary school in the UK will be chosen to display their singing talents to a star-studded audience this Autumn.

singing competition for primary schools

WellChild, the national charity for seriously ill children is launching its second ‘Over the Rainbow’ annual singing competition for primary schools across the UK to see who can perform the best version of the classic song Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked. The winners will perform their version at this year’s WellChild Awards which is regularly attended by WellChild’s Patron Prince Harry and a host of celebrity guests.


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All each school needs to do is find 20 of their best musical stars and send WellChild a video of them singing their rendition of the Defying Gravity. Schools can be as creative or as classical as they want, it’s up to them.

The competition will culminate in a live public vote from Monday 4th June to Tuesday 10th July. The five schools with the most votes and five schools with the highest fundraising total will then qualify for the final judging by an independent panel of musical experts.

The lucky winner will not only be crowned WellChild School Choir of the Year but will win the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at our prestigious WellChild Awards. This very special evening is regularly attended by Prince Harry and a whole host of celebrity guests. The winner will be announced on Monday 23rd July.

Last year’s winners

Last year’s winners Broad Oak Community Primary school from St Helens, Merseyside, opened the 2017 WellChild Awards in London in front of Prince Harry and celebrity guests with their show-stopping performance of Over the Rainbow.

Broad Oak Primary School Headteacher, Melanie Hignett said: “Winning the WellChild competition helped raise our children’s self-esteem and aspirations. It was an incredible opportunity for them.

“Meeting Prince Harry was fantastic but the visit to the Service Station, seeing squirrels in Hyde Park, tasting handmade pizza and drinking babyccino in an Italian restaurant are memories that will last a lifetime.”

WellChild Chief Executive Colin Dyer said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for schools across the UK to get involved in a fun musical competition with a great prize while at the same time helping WellChild with our work supporting seriously ill children and their families. We would love to see as many schools as possible singing their hearts out with their version of Defying Gravity so please get recording your entry now!”

To get your school involved in the competition simply visit the WellChild website here



What Well Child does

Through a UK-wide network of children’s nurses, home and garden transformation projects and family support services, WellChild exists to give the UK’s growing population of children and young people with serious or exceptional health needs the best chance to thrive – properly supported at home, together with their families.


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