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Promoting sustainability through songwriting

The Aloud Charity and the Port of Milford Haven announce new partnership.

The Aloud Charity and the Port of Milford Haven are working in partnership to create a new, exciting song writing project supported by Arts & Business Cymru’s CultureStep programme.

Over the course of three weeks in May 2022, students at Henry Tudor School in Pembroke will have a rare and unique opportunity to collaborate with a professional songwriter to write a new, bespoke song, which reflects the students’ attitudes on the importance of protecting the future health of our planet.

Port of Milford Haven staff, along with project partners Celtic Sea Power, Marine Energy Wales and ORE Catapult, will visit the school to speak to the children about the Pembroke Dock Marine project, introduce them to their work and present their future plans centred around sustainable energy for the area. Choir Leaders from The Aloud Charity will work with GCSE Music students to compose their own lyrics and melody, taking inspiration from the talks.

The pupils’ musical creations will be recorded to create a final masterpiece to raise awareness for the redevelopment project more widely. The Aloud Charity and the Port of Milford Haven will work with members of the community who will also feature in the song and final music video. 

As well as raising awareness for the Port’s future development plans, this project celebrates The Aloud Charity’s recent expansion to West Wales with the launch of three new Only Boys Aloud choirs in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Haverfordwest. Craig Yates, The Aloud Charity’s Creative Director commented:

“It’s wonderful to work with the Port of Milford Haven and Henry Tudor School to deliver this unique song writing project. We think it’s important that young people have the opportunity to express their opinions, particularly when it comes to such important topics as environmental sustainability. We’re really interested to see what they come up with, and can’t wait to watch the final music video!”

Lauren Williams, Community Engagement Assistant at the Port of Milford Haven said:

“This new partnership with The Aloud Charity is a unique and exciting one. We’re really looking forward to talking to local pupils about the Pembroke Dock Marine project and the opportunities it presents to them in terms of future careers, tackling climate change and the significant economic impact on the entire region. We hope the final music video will inspire everyone in the town and surrounding area to feel excited about the Pembroke Dock Marine project and feel proud that this once in a lifetime opportunity is happening right in the heart of the community.”

We would like to thank Arts & Business Cymru’s CultureStep programme for supporting this exciting opportunity.

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