TALENTED singers from Winterfold School reassured each other every little thing was going to be alright when they got together to record their version of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds.
The uplifting song was performed by the Chaddesley Corbett school’s choir during their latest virtual session.
The pupils from year three to eight have been learning the lyrics and tune in their online music lessons over the past fortnight and then recorded their part at home.
They and the staff were then treated to the final version at their online celebratory assembly.
Head of Music Mr Price taught them the song, whilst Dr Caine, one of the School’s talented peripatetic music teachers, used his digital expertise to put the video together.
Singing plays an important part in a child’s development, supports learning and emotional advancement and expands memory skills.
The power of singing as part of a group has been shown to have a range of health benefits, from providing a sense of happiness that boosts your mood, an improvement in concentration, emotional and physical relaxation, collective bonding, helping to increase your self-confidence and self-esteem and generally improving your health and wellbeing.
Mr Price said: “It has been the aim of the music department to keep the children learning and performing during lockdown.
“To achieve this, individual lessons have continued for some 90% of the pupils with our specialist team of individual music teachers.”
Among the offerings during lockdown have been masterclasses, concerts and virtual ensembles using the latest technology which brings the pupils together on the screen.
“Such projects are invaluable to bring the school together, albeit virtually, to create a memory for years to come of a different time in our lives and allow the children to shine with their performance and IT skills.”
Head boy Louis Malanaphy, who was part of the recording, said: “It’s been amazing to see the end result of our hard work – I feel very proud to have been part of such an uplifting project, which will hopefully bring joy to many people during lockdown and help them to look forward to the future.”