The Song Project

Some of our students have had the fantastic opportunity to join forces with five Academy schools in the

Midlands and Buckinghamshire to release a new charity single cover of ‘Together, to support NHS Charities Together and boost their mental health. The students’ collective rendition of ‘Together’, was originally performed by Christian pop duo For King & Country, with Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin, pays tribute to all those who have suffered bereavement, loss, and rising levels of anxiety during lockdown.

The charity single and music video involved four of our students, and 26 others from Grace Academies in Solihull and Darlaston, Lord Grey Academy, Rushden Academy, and Elizabeth Woodville School North and South, who combined their musical talents to spread a message of hope to others. This was launched at a time when public singing was prohibited and students’ mental health and resilience have been put to the test, the Song Project was organised by Grace Foundation’s Ethos Teams, funded by IM Group, that work within specific Tove Learning Trust (TLT) Academies.

The students who were involved in the project were Ali (11), Kiera (11), Valerija (12), and Madusu (11) who said that taking part in the Song Project was motivating, adding: “I really enjoyed the Song Project because I was able to talk to, and get to know, people I never thought I would have. I enjoyed singing together and having fun with the rest of the group. The song inspired and motivated me during what has been a difficult time.”

I am so proud of our students and it’s fantastic to see the students across the academies come together to celebrate the resilience they have shown over the past year, and this has been such a great welcome to Grace Academy Coventry.

The charity single can be viewed at: www.gracefoundation.org.uk/together

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mrs N Whiles
Principal