North Lakes School, the Penrith Platinum Sing Up Singing School, are once again flying the flag for Cumbria as they ‘Let Love Shine Through’ for National Sing Up Day on Wednesday 22nd March.
The day will begin with a special National Sing Up Day warmup where the children sing a collection of this term’s favourite songs including ‘Let Love Shine Through’ the Sing Up Day anthem by Emily Barden, and the hit song ‘Firework’.
During the day, everyone at North Lakes celebrated in a variety of ways;
- Every taught lesson begin with song;
- Parents and children were encouraged to share their favourite songs with each other;
- There will be singing in the playground, in the corridors, on the bus on the way to school
- Choir members were wearing their special Sing Up Platinum T Shirts;
- We have been tweeting our day with #singupday.
“North Lakes is very proud to be a Platinum Sing Up school, we have worked hard on this year’s song and the Whole School are singing in various harmonies, part and have choreographed their own actions!” said Martyn Soulsby, Music and Singing Subject Leader.
The day will conclude with a special celebratory SINGATHON to raise money for school funds. Children have been busy collecting sponsors for the singathon and the school’s new singing leaders will be announced and awarded with their prestigious badges – there will be over 30 in school who lead part singing, motivate teams and act as singing role models. Parents and friends of the school were invited to join with the SINGATHON where children performed and recorded their version of the Sing Up Day anthem ready to send to Sing Up HQ to be included in the National Digi-Choir.
The school is also busy collecting sponsors via their Crowdfunding Page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/nls-chool
Mike Pincombe, Headteacher said: “As an inclusive school that works hard to support children as learners and as good citizens, singing is very important to us. Singing brings us together and is at the heart of school life, and Sing Up Day is a fun important expression of this.”
The Singathon takes place between 2.10pm & 3.25 pm on Wednesday 22nd March