Telford's children take part in a borough wide singing event

Telford Sings, a concert for children to showcase their singing ability, took place at Telford Theatre on 14 and 15 March.

The event aims to give children the opportunity to participate in a performance with other children, show their creativity, practice being musical, and accomplish something by working together as a team.

Around 300 children from 16 primary and secondary schools in the borough took part.

Attendees enjoyed performances from local choirs and singing workshops for children.

Councillor Shirley Reynolds (Lab), cabinet member for Children, Young People and Families, said: 

‘Telford Sings’ is an opportunity for our children in the borough to come together and participate in a musical performance. You can see the sense of achievement and pride in all the children at Telford Sings.

"Singing is a fun and effective way for children to develop important skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.

"By participating in a performance like this, children will gain self-confidence and learn the importance of practice and teamwork to accomplish things.

"We're thrilled to be hosting this event and hope it will inspire children in our community to discover a talent and love for singing.

"This is why performing arts and playing an instrument are two of the 10 activities that we want all children to try before the age of 10 as part of 10 by 10.

"Music will always be a powerful tool for bringing people together and building strong, supportive communities.

Telford & Wrekin Music organised Telford Sings in conjunction with Music Share, run by vocal specialist Cathy Lamb.

Telford & Wrekin Music provides and supports music education in schools across the borough. To book lessons or learn more, visit:

10 by 10 is encouraging children to try ten activities before they are ten years old, ones that will help them to discover new talents and opportunities. To find out more visit: