Pupils song writing talents shine

Primary pupils from eight schools in North Lanarkshire have written and recorded songs which are included in a new album titled 'Incredible Structures'


All Saints, Balmalloch, Calderbridge, Orchard, St Brendan's, St Gerard's, St Stephen's and Stepps primaries performed their songs at a special concert held at Motherwell Concert Hall on Wednesday 7 March, hosted by former BBC weather presenter Heather Reid.

Isabelle Boyd, Assistant Chief Executive (Education, Youth and Communities) said: "Each school composed their own song for the album which aims to create different musical pictures, each highlighting an incredible structure, whether it be the alphabet that allows us to communicate through the written word or the highly organised complex structure of the beehive.

"In addition, pupils create artwork illustrating their take on their own incredible structure.

"The choirs involved in the concert represent the talent and diversity which is alive and well in schools across our area."

The songs were recorded on site and mastered at Reeltime Studios, Newarthill.

Cllr Frank McNally, Convener of Education added: "The talent and creativity of our pupils is something we should all be extremely proud of and I'd like to thank everyone involved in this fantastic project - the teachers, support staff, parents and of course the pupils."

Backing tracks were arranged and performed by Eliot Murray, Michael Brawley and Graeme Smillie.

The CD Booklet of the album is available by contacting any of the schools that took part, with all proceeds of its sale going to support charities chosen by the schools.  The album can also be accessed through streaming services such as iTUnes and Spotify with all profits going to charity.

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