Pupils hit the right notes in marathon

Herald Series: Tilly Bates, with fellow musicians, back, from left, Hannah Blackmore, Elizabeth Singh and Isabel Harrison. Middle: Christopher Sims, Audrey Venners, Jess Greenway, and Bethan Morrison. Front: Jade Gilmore and Joel Light Buy this photo Tilly Bates, with fellow musicians, back, from left, Hannah Blackmore, Elizabeth Singh and Isabel Harrison. Middle: Christopher Sims, Audrey Venners, Jess Greenway, and Bethan Morrison. Front: Jade Gilmore and Joel Light

CHOLSEY Primary School pupils hit all the right notes in a 24-hour-long music marathon.

The music maestros held lessons and concerts to fundraise for new instruments for the school. Pupils at the Church Road school began at 2pm on Thursday and finished at 2pm the next day.

They came and went throughout the 24-hours to play and have lessons, including a 3am lesson for Tilly Bates, 10, of Long Wittenham.

She said: “I have been playing the baritone horn for nearly a year. I just love playing the really low notes.”

Flautist Christopher Sims, 11, said: “I’m excited to take part.”

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