It's Fiesta time for Royal Blind School pupils

Posted: 02/03/2011 |

Talented children from six special schools sang, danced and played at a musical fiesta as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Music and Speech. The annual event, which included pupils from Edinburgh's world-renowned Royal Blind School with pupils from Saltersgate, Oaklands, St Crispin's, Prospect Bank and Braidburn Primary schools, is now in its sixth year and continues to go from strength to strength. The event included children in specially adapted buggies and their carers from Oaklands Dance Team dancing to the Flying Scotsman, a group of youngsters from the Royal Blind's Canaan Lane Campus who had everyone laughing with their made-up medley featuring food and television, and a packed stage dancing and singing to the Carnival de Paris.

Adjudicator Pamella Dow said: "I look forward to this day every year, I can't believe how it has grown in six years. It has blossomed beyond recognition."

She added that the show had presented "one of the happiest performances I can remember", with a very exuberant made-up medley featuring "spaghetti carbonara" song.

Jill Reeves, music teacher at the Royal Blind, spoke of the "creativity, talent and imagination" in all the performances.

The Fiesta took place today (2 March) at Stockbridge Parish Church, Edinburgh.