Several Church of England primary schools from a Chelmsford-based Multi-Academy Trust recently gathered in Chelmsford Cathedral to host a special pop performance for parents and carers.
Primary schools from across the Essex and Chelmsford area recently gathered for the first time to perform a series of Christian-themed pop songs in Chelmsford Cathedral. The Vine Schools Trust invited pupils from all 23 of its schools to take part in a performance project with iSingPOP, a singing and resourcing project which encourages children and their families to engage in collective worship through song.
Pupils from individual schools spent several weeks rehearsing for the performance before coming together for the first time in the cathedral. After a morning of vocal warmups and practice runs, the children took central stage to perform a fun-filled set list, interspersed with welcoming prayers and a speech delivered by Bishop Roger Morris.
Gemma Smith, Headteacher at Orsett Church of England Primary School and co-organiser of the event said; “When I was asked to help organise a Trust event with iSingPOP I jumped at the chance.
Having worked with iSingPOP before, I knew what a fantastic opportunity it would be to enable our schools to work together on such an uplifting project. The day enabled the children to develop musically and spiritually but was also an opportunity to perform to an audience – something that builds confidence and in such a wonderful venue!”
Emma Wigmore, CEO of the Vine Schools Trust, said; “It was wonderful seeing all of the children from across the Trust work together to deliver an incredible performance. We like to think of the Vine Schools Trust as one big family, which is why it was important for us to be able to gather all of the participating schools together to share an afternoon of celebration with parents and carers”.
It was lovely to welcome children from the Vine Schools Trust and we are really pleased they had such a great time enjoying the amazing accoustics of the Cathedral.