A PIRATE-INSPIRED music festival struck a chord with more than 100 reception children from a Wyre Forest multi-academy group of schools.

Youngsters from Severn Academies Educational Trust’s six primary schools came together at Stourport Primary Academy to explore music making.

The festival was led by freelance music teacher Anna Martin and as well as singing pirate songs and dressing up, the youngsters took part in various music-based activities.

Natasha Bragg, Stourport Primary Academy reception lead, said: “It was a great opportunity for all the trust’s reception children to come together and a wonderful, fun introduction to making music and singing.”

The trust’s other primary schools are St Bartholomew’s CE Primary, Wilden All Saints CE Primary, Hartlebury CE Primary, Far Forest Lea Memorial CE Primary and Wolverley Sebright Primary.

Chris King, trust chief executive, said: “We are able to provide enhanced learning experiences for the children in our family of schools and events like this create a sense of belonging to a wider community.”