Students from ten Kirklees schools will be performing a pop up concert in Huddersfield town centre on the 3 July from 1.15pm
The students will be performing with members of six community groups to mark the culmination of a project called Sing out to Reach. The project encouraged participants to get to know one another better and celebrate the special things about themselves and their neighbourhoods.
The schools and community groups have been meeting regularly over the last 6 months to get to know each other and have selected songs and pieces of music that they think connects them. Over 280 children and adults are expected to participate in the performance which will take place on the Piazza.
As part of the project the groups have been creating banners, artwork and other exciting contributions to bring on the day to share with one another and their audience.
The aim of the project has been to connect children with one another and their communities through the sharing of skills, interests, stories, cultures and experience. It is clear that the children have benefitted hugely from working with a wide diversity of groups. Not only have they enjoyed singing together, they have also learned more about themselves and their neighbours.
It is hoped that the schools will sustain the partnerships and friendships they have made and that children and adults will find ways to work together on future projects.
Another pop up concert will be taking place in Market Square, Dewsbury on Wednesday 5 July at 1.15pm.
Visitors wanting to attend the concert are asked to bring a cushion or folding stool to sit on.
Nafeesah from Mount Pleasant School, who worked in partnership with members of St Barnabas Church said: “I have liked everything but mostly the singing, painting and meeting people.”
Robin Bowles from Huddersfield Quakers who worked in partnership with Paddock Junior School said:“We love being part of a diverse community in Paddock where singing has united us and made us realise how lucky we are to live here”