Over 1,000 school kids in Kirklees to sing for Queen’s birthday

School children singing

picture of a crownLocal school children will be joining in a mass sing to celebrate the Queen’s birthday in Kirklees.

The Queen’s official birthday is on Friday 10 June 2016 and from 10.45 – 11.30am, Huddersfield and Dewsbury will be alive to the sound of music. A highlight will come at 11am when we’ll be singing the National Anthem and, of course, Happy Birthday. And, showing off the musical talents of Kirklees, we’ll also be joined by musicians from Kirklees Music School.

Over 600 school children will be singing in front of Dewsbury Town Hall with a further 400 children, plus the Mayor of Kirklees, singing on the piazza in Huddersfield, near the library.

Kirklees schools have also been sending in their entries for a special competition; children have either drawn a picture of the Queen or written about what it means to be British. The winners of the competition will be announced at the mass sings and a selection of entries will be available to view in Huddersfield Library and on the council’s Facebook page.

After the singing, local people who turn 90 this year will be attending civic receptions in Huddersfield and Dewsbury where they will be treated to a special performance by Kirklees Music School and a small group of school singers.

If you fancy exercising your vocal chords and celebrating the Queen’s birthday in Kirklees, you can head to either Dewsbury or Huddersfield on 10 June to join in with the mass sing – everyone is welcome (no audition necessary!).

And if you’re planning a street party there’s info on our website about holding a street party in Kirklees.

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