With Christmas approaching fast, students and staff at Blackpool Sixth Form College are using their musical skills to send a powerful message about child poverty.
A talented trio of teachers have composed and produced a song called ‘A Christmas Miracle’ that aims to increase awareness throughout the country of children who live in absolute poverty.
This musical campaign has already gained a huge amount of interest within Blackpool and the surrounding area. Ten schools from across the Fylde Coast of Lancashire joined up with Blackpool Sixth students to record the song and create an accompanying video. They were also supported by a number of community music groups and local companies provided logistical support.
The public release date for the song and video will be Friday 2nd December 2016. An audio recording will be available for purchase and download on iTunes for 79p with all proceeds being donated to the national charity, The Children’s Society. The money raised will support the charity’s work to improve the lives of the most vulnerable 10-18 year olds.
The song makes use of the Christmas story to deliver a hopeful message about how we can act together to ‘turn the world around’. The focus on child poverty has a particular relevance in Blackpool where the percentage of children living in poverty is 30.6% (against a national average of 21.4% and a North West average of 19.2%).
The schools involved in the recording are: Layton Primary, Carr Head Primary School, St. Chad’s Church of England Primary School, Norbreck Primary Academy, Aspire Academy, Unity Academy, Montgomery High School, South Shore Academy, Fleetwood High School and Hodgson Academy. In addition Poulton Brass Band, Upbeat Music Academy, Blackpool Male Voice Choir and Poulton People’s Choir were involved in the recording.
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