Last night Sue and I attended the Pop Connection Concert performed by Christ Church Church of England Primary School. The Concert was held in Christ Church Walshaw.
Pop Connection is run by the Charity ‘Innervation Trust’ which works with Primary Schools all over the Country. The object of the Pop Connection project as summed up by the founder Andy Silver is ‘Schools, Church, Communities brought together through music’. Pop Connection is completely inclusive and gives every child in the school a chance to shine and be involved.
It was clear the children had worked really hard preparing for the concert under the expert tuition of the Conductor from Pop Connection the enthusiatic Emma Owen. The children performed seven songs which all focused on positive messages such as forgiveness, acceptance and caring for others.
One of the highlights of the project in addition to the end of week concerts (there is a second concert tonight) is the arrival of a mobile recording studio. Each class is recorded and the tracks are then mixed and mastered back at the Innervation Trust’s Studio and the resulting Compact Disc is then made available for purchase.
The concert was a great success and the children obviously enjoyed the whole experience. I was grateful for the invitation and for the opportunity to see and hear for myself the results of all the hard work put in by the pupils and staff.