Hundreds of schoolchildren from the Sprowston area have been singing their hearts out to help victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London.
The pupils have recorded a CD of the inspirational anthem Believe which is set to go on sale in aid of those affected by June’s fire disaster which claimed more than 80 lives and left 74 people injured.
Claire Munday, assistant head teacher of Sparhawk Infant and Nursery School, Sprowston, said: “The children were blown away by making the recording. They were all really excited.”
The recording date followed a successful Sing Up concert in June, organised by Claire and staged by about 300 pupils, aged from five to 18, in a packed St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.
Master of ceremonies was Alison Corfield, head of the Norfolk Music Hub, who was so impressed by the event that she asked if the children would record Believe, a song which encourages everyone to reach for their goals, written for schools’ music organisation Sing Up,.
The young singers gathered in the St Martin at Oak Church for the recording session and the finished CD, “Believe”, will be available as a download via a link from the Norfolk Music Hub: www. norfolkmusichub.org.uk/
This year’s Sing Up concert involved 15 schools, ranging from infants to high schools, including the Hall School for children with special needs.
Former Sparhawk headteacher Carina Ingham first conceived the idea and this year’s concert was the sixth.
“It’s not a competition, it’s about coming together and celebrating singing,” said Claire.
Schools paired up for rehearsals in the months leading up to the concert, but the only time they all came together to practise was in St Andrew’s Hall on the day of the event.
- Sparhawk Infant and Nursery School is inviting past and present pupils and staff to a 40thanniversary garden party on Friday September 22 from 3pm.