ST IVES SCHOOL PUPILS SHINE IN VIRTUAL GREEN LOVE! PERFORMANCE
~ Pupils celebrate virtual premiere of Green Love! with thousands of their peers in schools from across United Learning ~
~ Group-wide music and performing arts project designed to develop pupils’ musical skills and raise awareness about climate change ~
Last Friday, pupils at St Ives School in Haslemere joined together virtually with thousands of their peers from across United Learning to see themselves in the online premiere of Green Love! Songs to save the world.
Green Love! is an ambitious music and performing arts project designed to develop pupils’ musical talents and encourage them to think more about the environment and how, together, we can protect it. The project culminated in the professional production of a unique thirty-minute film, featuring performances recorded in the 40 schools involved.
Last academic year, pupils at St Ives School immersed themselves in the world of music and dance, enjoying in-school rehearsals and virtual, group-wide Green Love! assemblies delivered by The Voices Foundation and Beat Goes On. Collectively, they learnt six original songs inspired by sustainability and composed by celebrated musicians Alexander L’Estrange and Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, as well as accompanying body percussion rhythms. Having mastered the lyrics and foot-tapping rhythms, pupils recorded their final in-school performance in the Summer Term.
To celebrate their hard work, pupils enjoyed an early premiere of Green Love! on Friday afternoon. This was followed by a ticketed online showing in the evening, where pupils’ friends and families were able to watch the special performance, held in support of Ibba Girls’ School in South Sudan. The film is available to watch on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/EGXiLXxEgSg