Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Grand Day out Visiting Wallace and Gromit; Young Music Makers Highly Commended in Soundtrack Contest

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Grand Day out Visiting Wallace and Gromit; Young Music Makers Highly Commended in Soundtrack Contest

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YOUNGSTERS from a Tyneside school reached the finals of a competition to soundtrack Wallace and Gromit.

Junior school pupils from Newcastle Church High in Jesmond were highly commended in the Blue Peter contest to create music to accompany famous Wallace and Gromit movie clips.

The team, which fought off competition from more than 400 entries across the country, included Lidya Sardag, Emma-Louise Lithgow, April Faldon and Alice Geoghegan, all aged eight. The girls used percussion instruments including drums, triangle, chimes and rattles in the recording of their track.

They were awarded highly-commended status for their work. As part of their prize, they were flown down to Bristol by the BBC for a trip to Aardman Studios, where Wallace and Gromit is brought to life. Jill Brown, deputy head of Church High, said: "The girls had such great fun creating a soundtrack to accompany the Wallace and Gromit clip and we are delighted that they have achieved so highly. …

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