PUPILS worked with Tameside Music Service to join voices with children on the other side of the world in an International Sing Up Day.
Key Stage 1 classes at St Peter’s RC Primary, Stalybridge, took part in a special performance where they sang this year’s Sing Up song ‘Be The Change’ – a rousing anthem calling on people to work together to make a positive difference in the world.
They worked with the music service for six weeks to prepare for the event, which was recorded on an interactive map to form part of a world-wide digichoir.
Sing Up Day, which involves schools, communities and choirs from around the globe, aimed to celebrate the power of song.
Tameside Music Service Lead Vocal Tutor Caroline Ratcliff said: “The children were excited about singing the same song as other children on the other side of the world on the same day.
“They worked really hard to learn the song and memorise the actions that we added.
“We looked at the interactive Sing Up map and recognised the enormity of the project and we talked about what they could do personally to make a change.
“This was just one example of many exciting projects we work on with schools and communities.
“At Tameside Music Service we are performers, teachers, tech-wizards and composers who are passionate about supporting people in their musical journey.”
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