Carterhatch Junior School and St Edmund's Primary School, Enfield perform at the Royal Opera House

Enfield Independent: Carterhatch Primary school pupils with soprano Danielle De Niese Carterhatch Primary school pupils with soprano Danielle De Niese

Two Enfield primary schools performed their very own opera on one of the grandest stages of them all.

Carterhatch Junior School in Carterhatch Lane and St Edmund’s Catholic primary school in Hertford Road, Edmonton took part in the OperaQuest, which gave schoolchildren the chance to perform at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Over the past few months school children have taken part in several workshops to create their own opera from the themes of Puccini's La Boheme.

The schools were joined by lyric soprano Danielle De Niese as they took part in the event, organised by The Prince of Wales's charity The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts.

The schools then performed their alternative plays in front of parents, staff and other London schools also taking part in the event.

Jeremy Newton, chief executive of The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts was delighted with the results

He said: "Children benefit massively from the arts. The arts stimulate imagination and encourage self-expression and creativity

“The enjoyment the arts can bring to children is important, but we must not forget that they also help develop a child's confidence and self-esteem, their ability to communicate and to understand things about them and the world around them.”

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