‘Seussical the Musical’ wows Leeds youngsters

Caption: Performers from Garforth SLP College delight the crowd with their production, 'Seussical the Musical'.

Youngsters from primary schools across the city were treated to a special performance of a musical based on the popular children stories of Dr Seuss, at an event hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray.

Held at Leeds Civic Hall, students at Garforth SLP College, who specialise in teaching singing, music and drama, performed exclusive extracts from their unique production of ‘Seussical the Musical’.

Put together as part of the Lord Mayor’s ‘LOFFTY’ appeal, the show proved to be a big hit with both pupils and teachers, as they also had the opportunity to have their picture taken with Dr Seuss’s most famous character the ‘Cat in the Hat’, and meet the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Mrs Edna Murray.

At the end of the performance, schools were delighted when they were each presented with a personal copy of the Dr Seuss book ‘The Cat in the Hat’ kindly donated by the Leeds Libraries’ book supplier Askews and Holt.

The key aim of the LOFFTY project, which stands for ‘Leeds Offers Fun For The Young’, is to raise funds that will provide additional fun activities for kids in the city during and after school, at weekends and throughout the school holidays.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray said:

"It was fantastic that so many youngsters from schools across the city were able to attend this special performance by the brilliant SLP College of ‘Seussical the Musical’ and to see our wonderful Civic Hall.

"As part of the LOFFTY Project, we are determined to find new and innovative ways to provide fun and educational activities for kids, and this event did that by helping to promote reading and learning for young people.

"I would like to pass on my personal thanks to Garforth SLP College for their support, and we look forward to putting together similar activities for our young people during my year of office.”

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Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

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