Newnham Primary School pupils perform at the Royal Albert Hall

Talented pupils and staff at Daventry’s Newnham Primary School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, are basking in the glory of a wonderful musical triumph after performing at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London. 

26 pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 took to the stage of one of the world’s most famous concert halls as part of the Music for Youth Primary Proms concert, which aims to inspire and motivate the next generation of music-makers.

Joined by hundreds of primary schoolchildren from across the country, pupils from Newnham Primary School performed a specially written piece that explores the journey the River Nene. Pupils also performed a three part choral, ‘Shine a Light Bright’, during the show’s spectacular finale.

Sol Johnson, Headteacher at Newnham Primary School, said: “This was an incredible evening for our children. To perform on a globally famous stage to thousands of people is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“Preparing for this performance has involved a lot of rehearsal for the children and they have worked extremely hard build their confidence and skill. They sang with such pride throughout the performance and represented the school so well.” 


As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Newnham Primary School believes that every child should have the chance to create, compose, and perform, as well as to participate in extraordinary work.

A number of incredible experiences, including this performance at the Royal Albert Hall, have been made possible through the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which aims to motivate and encourage young people to develop their passions and discover their talents. 

Sol Johnson added: “The support of the Trust has been invaluable. We are so grateful to be able to provide our pupils with enrichment opportunities that would normally only be available at fee-paying schools.”