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Pupils Sing Song of Hope

Published Wednesday 29th of April 2020 08:28:30 PM

Just as a beautiful and bright rainbow brings hope of things getting better after a storm, pupils at The Blue Coat School, Birmingham, have come together to spread a message of hope at a time when the news is filled with sadness and worry due to the Coronavirus pandemic. ‘Looking To The Rainbow’ is an original song, recently penned by Becky Drake, Chaplain at The Blue Coat School. It was written to bring some joy and remind the school community that although they are separated at the moment, pupils, teachers and parents are still united as one school family. The song has already attracted the attention of the Church of England and has been showcased at the launch of its National Faith at Home campaign. Schools are being inspired to get on board and create their own version. All Saints Academy, just down the road from Blue Coat, has already recorded its own rendition of the song, and the Church of England hopes that other schools will also join in and spread the message of hope far and wide. School Chaplain and writer of the song, Becky Drake says, ‘The rainbow has become a symbol of hope and joy during this difficult time and I want the children to remember every time they see rainbows in windows, or paint their own rainbow, that there is hope of a new day coming! I hope many other schools will adopt the song as a reminder of this hope for their communities too!’ Video producer and Director of Music at The Blue Coat School, Jeremy Nicklin, added, ‘The children were really keen to be part of this project and were excited to learn the lyrics and record themselves in their homes. At this unprecedented time of lockdown, it was lovely to be able to do something positive and get everyone singing!” To listen to "Looking To The Rainbow" please go to: https://www.thebluecoatschool.com/2020/04/29/rainbow/ (To speak to the songwriter, Becky Drake about the song, please call 07984 310297 or email drakeb@thebluecoatschool.com. To download the backing track, and for information and instructions on how to create a similar project in your own school, visit www.worshipforeveryone.com )
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