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PUBLISHED MAY 2017
“Like the Brits only better” is how one child described the awe-inspiring Sing For Your School final ceremony at the Corn Exchange on 2 March. This was the culmination of the this majore new project, with eight schools performing their songs to a packed audience of friends and family members.
The event looked and felt like an awards ceremony, with performances interspersed with films of interviews with songwriters and their teachers. On the night, guest reviewer of the songs, poet Michael Rosen, sent a message saying: “I’m overawed and stunned by the sheer talent that the young people have… all I can say to everyone… is please do more!”
45 schools took part in this year’s project with 38 songs both written and performed by the students. They uploaded their songs to the Sing for Your School chart, and the top eight were performed at the finale.
28 schools have so far made use of the creative activities within the project to support their Artsmark journeys and over 100 pupils are set to achieve Arts Award Explore as a result of their involvement. If you’re interested in signing up to next year’s project, keep an eye on the Cambridgeshire Music website and this newsletter for details.