Portsmouth school children promote importance of health living at city concert

CHILDREN performed a concert celebrating healthy living, fitness and the importance of working hard.

Monday, 4th July 2016, 6:05 am

More than 200 primary school pupils took part in the Singathlon show at the New Theatre Royal, in Portsmouth.

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There was every possible costume on display, from footballers, to dancers to tennis players, and teachers got in on the act performing a song about weightlifting which included a teacher ‘struggling’ under the weight of a set of plastic dumbbells.

The concert, by Portsmouth Music Hub, saw more than 200 children perform a range of songs written by the Music Hub’s team of composers, which included Triple Jump, Live A More Active Life and Losers Like Me, which made the point that without losers there are no winners.

Sue Beckett, of Portsmouth Music Hub, said: ‘In this Olympic year it was the perfect time for a celebration of sport and keeping fit. The children gave some fantastic performances, and the schools worked really hard to make the event such a success.’