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5th Jul, 2022

Students hit the high notes in charity single for NHS

Sarah Mason 26th Jun, 2021

TALENTED singers from Grace Academy have joined forces with schools from across the Midlands to release a charity single.

Pupils from the Solihull and Coventry sites performed a cover of ‘Together’ by For King and Country, with Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin in aid of NHS Charities Together and to boost their mental health.

The song was in tribute to all those who have suffered bereavement, loss, and rising levels of anxiety during lockdown.

The charity single and music video involved five students from Grace Academy Solihull, four from the Coventry site and 21 others from Grace Academies in Darlaston, Lord Grey Academy in Milton Keynes, Rushden Academy, and Elizabeth Woodville School North and South in Northampton, who combined their musical talents to spread a message of hope.

The Song Project was organised by Grace Foundation’s Ethos Teams, funded by IM Group, which work within specific Tove Learning Trust (TLT) Academies.

The Year 10 students who took part in the project from Grace Academy Solihull were Harvey Dean, Tyler Mckenzie, Arron White, Marta Lewkowicz, and Holly Haganje.

Harvey said: “Taking part in the Song Project was a really positive experience because it gave us something uplifting to do in what has been quite a tough time. The song is pretty inspiring – especially for people who have been through a difficult time in the pandemic – so it feels good to be part of something that will help to spread hope to people.”

Ellie Orton, chief executive at NHS Charities Together, said: “Thank you, Grace Foundation for creating the wonderful song ‘Together’.

“It’s fantastic to see students come together to celebrate the resilience they’ve shown over the past year and use the opportunity to thank, and raise funds for, NHS Charities Together.”

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