The “Big Sing 2015” held at the Worcester Arena on Tuesday 16th June was a brilliantly organised extravaganza of one thousand primary school pupils, so eager and enthused by the opportunity to participate in this festival of song. It was a lovely experience and heart warming to see so many children from a variety of schools singing with actions in complete unison. I take my hat off to the organisers; the children thoroughly enjoyed it as did all those watching. I said a thousand children, but really it was two thousand as I attended the second afternoon session which followed a similar event in the morning!
St Barnabas School staged their Junior Youth Speaks event with both poetry and story. There were six finalists in each competition, two from each year, and together with the Rotary Club, we had the very difficult job of judging their performances. I thought the best overall performance was delivered by a young lady who had spent her early life in Brazil and, at home, the family language was Portuguese. Despite English being her second language she delivered her story, on the theme of “The Place She Most Wanted to Go”, in the most engaging way with excellent use of English, as well as expression and delivery.
Also on the same day my wife and I attended a Summer Fete in Latimer Court Residential Care Home. Wwe were both struck by the good design of the building, the central garden area and the vegetable/herb garden. The rooms were of the highest standard, beautifully fitted out and the premises staffed by a team of very committed and dedicated people. An excellent facility enjoyed by the residents, who are very well looked after.
The third event on this same day, Friday 19th June, was a delight as we had the honour of opening the Thai Massage Parlour, Gems, in their new location at the Trinity. A family business that deserves to succeed, several of their current clients explained to me just how different and effective the treatment is and they seemed to have quite a few long term supporters who sang their praises.
The 3rd Worcester Scouts held their open day and AGM on Saturday 20th at their head quarters in Vicar Street. Thanks to the successful application for a Lottery Grant, they have made some tremendous improvements including a new kitchen, BBQ area and an office which also serves as a well appointed Radio Amateur base.