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'We’re just singing in the rain': Showers failed to dampen city singalong

Wolverhampton | School events | Published:

It was singing in the rain for hundreds of schoolchildren who didn’t let the weather put them off their stride.

They were singing in the rain in Wolverhampton's Queen Square

Pupils from Wolverhampton schools gathered in Queen Square in the city centre to put on a special performance.

WATCH: Highlights from the event

School pupils brave the rain to sing at Wolverhampton city centre concert

The ‘vocal workshop’ marked the culmination of a six-month project run by Wolverhampton Music Service, which has seen teachers learn songs to be then taught in schools.

Around 500 children took part from 19 primary and special schools across the city – and were kitted out in ponchos to keep them dry as the rain lashed down.

This pupil was making the best of it despite the showers
Hundreds of children lined up in Wolverhampton's Queen Square

The belted out songs in a wide range of styles and traditions and also debuted a new song about Wolverhampton composed especially for the occasion by school staff and Paul Wilcox, vocal lead for Wolverhampton Music Education Hub.

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Councillor Michael Hardacre, education boss at Wolverhampton Council, said: “Music is an important part of a young person’s education, and our Music Service provides quality teaching for children and young people across Wolverhampton.

“This was excellent opportunity for the pupils to show off their talents.”

GALLERY: Rain failed to dampen the day

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