King's High and Warwick Prep host BBC Music Day
The youngest pupils at King's High and Warwick Prep joined Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi, Keane, Blue Peter, and The One Show, in celebration of BBC Music Day 2019. BBC Music Day is the UK-wide, annual celebration of the power of music to change lives, with two thousand events across the UK and over a hundred broadcasts on TV, Radio and Digital.
Warwick Prep pupils hosted a BBC Music Day Get Singing event at Warwick Hall, for over 400 primary schoolchildren from around the region. The event was led by one of the UK’s leading choirs, Birmingham-based Ex Cathedra, renowned for their transformative, award-wining community programmes, Singing Playgrounds, and Singing Medicine, that operates from Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
The BBC Music Day theme this year was Music and Wellbeing - the power of music to inspire, bring us together and make a positive impact. The BBC filmed pupils and teachers singing and dancing together, as the event was streamed live on Ex Cathedra’s Facebook page. Alex Laing, Artistic Director (Music) for King’s High and Warwick Prep, and Alison Griggs, Head of Music at Warwick Prep, commented: ‘It was an utterly joyous occasion.’
Other highlights from BBC Music Day included Craig David performing at Birmingham New Street station, Keane performing on the Manchester tram, Professor Green taking over the weather on BBC Breakfast, Blue Peter launching their first ever ‘Music’ badge (designed by Ed Sheeran) and a musical takeover of The One Show by Nile Rodgers and Liam Gallagher.