ALOUD IN THE CLASSROOM

White Rose Primary School

White Rose Primary School Royal Visit

Back in 2019, Aloud ran a project in White Rose primary school, the school attended by our Founder Tim Rhys-Evans.

This was the first project in our Aloud in the Classroom programme where we wanted to try out some new ways of working to support primary school teachers in how they approach singing with children in the classroom.

White Rose Primary School is in New Tredegar, a former mining town in the Rhymney Valley – and a community hit hard by the closure of the pit. Aloud choir leaders worked with the children in the school – and their teachers – over a number of weeks to write a new school song based on their motto “Believe, Learn, Grow Together” which was then performed in front of a very starry audience – when TRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the school!

The project won an award at the Arts & Business Cymru Awards 2020 in partnership with The Hodge Foundation. 

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Watch a summary of this project here

Song written by the children of the White Rose Primary School

This is my home, This is my town,
Ev’rybody’s welcome here, have a look around!
This is my school, these are my friends,
We’re like a family. We love to spend each day learning how to…

Chorus
Believe, Learn, Grow together!
Believe, Learn, Grow together!
Believe in friends and family,
And learn how we can live in harmony,
And grow, together.

And when I’m grown up and I step out on my own,
I’ll think of all the lessons learned along the way.
Who knows how far away I’ll travel from White Rose?
But where I go, I’ll always know the things I’m telling you today…

So just Believe (Credu), Learn (Dysgu), and Grow (Tyfu) together (gyda’n gilydd)!
Believe (Credu), Learn (Dysgu), and Grow (Tyfu) together (gyda’n gilydd)!
And when I come to leave this school, I will always have this simple rule,
Believe and learn and grow together!

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