Community project

Promoting sustainability through songwriting

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

During May 2022, The Aloud Charity and the Port of Milford Haven worked in partnership to create a new, exciting song writing project supported by Arts & Business Cymru’s CultureStep programme.

Over three weeks in May 2022, students at Henry Tudor School in Pembroke had a rare and unique opportunity to collaborate with a professional songwriter Alex Stacey 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 other project partners Celtic Sea Power, Marine Energy Wales and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, visited 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 then worked with GCSE Music students to compose original lyrics and melody, taking inspiration from the talks.

The pupils’ musical creations was recorded to create a final masterpiece to raise awareness for the redevelopment project more widely. Local members of the Pembroke Dock community also featured in the song and final music video. 

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

“It was 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 so happy with the final music video!"

Hollie Phillips, Community Engagement Assistant at the Port of Milford Haven, said,

“This has been a fantastic collaboration from start to finish. We were able to talk to the pupils from Ysgol Harri Tudur about the Pembroke Dock Marine project to help inspire them to write the lyrics and give them information about the developments happening in their town. We hope we’ve sparked some interest in the types of careers that could be available to them right on their doorstep as we play our part in meeting the Country’s Net Zero targets whilst creating local green jobs for future generations.”

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

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