Posted Jan 29, 2018 11:19:48 AM

Ballacottier Primary School’s mixed choir will attend an international music and folk dance festival this summer, with the help of local firm Auxesia.

Students and teachers will make their way down to North-East Wales for the 2018 Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod, which is being held from the 3 - 8 July.

The competitive music and dance festival showcases world-class talent from across the globe, including international choirs, acapella singing and classical opera. Every year more than 4,000 competitors and 50,000 visitors make the annual pilgrimage to the small Welsh town, to experience the unique combination of performances.

Belinda Watson, Finance Director at Auxesia, said: ‘As a business Auxesia identifies talent and helps entrepreneurs, business leaders and businesses flourish, but we are also passionate about having an impact in our local community.

‘Although often overlooked in education, music and the arts is such a wonderful subject that is so important for children to have access to. It is engaging, provides transferable skills and helps to develop creativity and confidence from a young age.

‘Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod is a brilliant cultural festival which I am sure the students at Ballacottier will experience great joy at. We are delighted to be given the opportunity to support such a fantastic trip for the young students, and I hope they see some inspiring performances!’

Auxesia is a keen supporter of the local community and has a strong track record for enabling talented people to reach their potential.

It has sponsored the Isle of Man’s highest ranking male tennis player Billy Harris since 2012, while Performer Georgia Maddocks is being supported by the firm while she attends the London School of Musical Theatre.

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