Sheffield youngsters singing their way to victory

Presentation: The girls' choir at Parkwood Academy handed their commemorative shield after winning singing competition.
Presentation: The girls' choir at Parkwood Academy handed their commemorative shield after winning singing competition.

A GIRLS’ choir at Sheffield’s Parkwood Academy has been in good voice to help the school win a multicultural festival contest.

The group triumphed in the One Sheffield Many Cultures festival, which saw music and dance acts from eight Sheffield schools compete to entertain a lively crowd in Barkers’ Pool in June.

Judges and the audience showed their appreciation to all schoolchildren taking part, recognising the impressive array of talent on display and celebrating the contribution of each community that was present.

A commemorative shield was presented to the choir for its impressive range of vocal harmonies.

Father Shaun Smith, chairman of One Sheffield Many Cultures, said: “This year’s multicultural festival was a showcase for what is best about Sheffield.

“It was fantastic to see so many young people from such a diverse range of backgrounds coming together to represent our city.”

The festival was organised and backed by religious leaders as well as anti-hate organisations.