Young Voices Concert – the arrangements for the day

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you to those of you who have already completed the medical form. Please can any outstanding form be completed by midday on Tuesday 12th January.

Here are all the details regarding the Young Voices concert at the 02 Arena on Monday 16th January.


The children need to come to school at the normal time. They need to be wearing the Young Voices t-shirt they will be bringing home in the next couple of days along with plain dark tracksuit bottoms, their school jumper and trainers. It may be worth washing the t-shirt so that it feels comfortable to wear. An additional plain white long sleeved top may be worthwhile for the rehearsal as it the large Arena isn’t always that warm. A light-weight coat would be useful.

The children will need to bring enough food to keep them going throughout the day. So a packed lunch and packed tea along with a few extra snacks will be needed. A water bottle along with some other drinks (no fizz please) will also be essential. The children will need to bring all of these in a rucksack.

We will be travelling to and from the Arena by coach. We will leave during the morning so that we are there for the afternoon rehearsal. After the concert, we will all be travelling back to school on the coach (which I think may be rather quiet!). We should be back at school between 11:00pm and midnight. Our estimated time of arrival will be sent out on ParentMail once we are on our way.


Please make sure you can access your downloaded tickets on your phone. If you have still not accessed your tickets from the email from AXS, please do so soon. If you are having problems with this, please let me know immediately so that any issues can be sorted out.

The concert starts at 7:00pm but the doors to the Arena open at 6:00pm. Taking a small pair of binoculars would be a good idea, if you want to get a good view of your child. Look out for our school banner which the children will be making over the next few days.

I have attached the information sheet for parents. Please make sure you have read the Security and Bag Policy by click the link on the sheet or using this: is the link detailing how to order the video of the concert:

Obviously, the children are going to very tired after a long and exciting day. We are expecting them back in school the next day – however, we will extend the morning registration for the children and their siblings until 10:30am if you would find this helpful. Otherwise, we will expect to see the children at the normal time.


We have been invited to make a contribution towards Fair Share – a charity network aimed at relieving food poverty and reducing food waste. If you would like to make a donation, please include a tinned or boxed product in your child’s rucksack on the day of the concert. The donations will be collected as the children make their way to the Arena.

The school is extremely thankful for a grant from the BlueSpark Foundation which has been used to cover the vast majority of the cost of enabling the children to take part in this event.

If you have any final questions about the day of the concert, please ask me.

Here’s to an amazing experience everyone will remember for a very long time…!

Kind regards

Chris Hughes

Deputy Headteacher