Westwood School Recording Stars!

Today was another exceptionally fun and special day as we all joined together to record a special CD of our favourite songs that we sing in assembly through the year.

Once again we welcomed back Jules from 4Part Music Ltd, who recorded our last CD 4 years ago, would you believe? We really enjoyed working with Jules last time and today was another wonderful experience for everyone as the hall was transformed into a recording studio for the day as he set up his fantastic mobile equipment to capture the children in full voice. With such a professional outfit, everyone was VERY excited from the outset and worked hard to sing each song as well as they could, but most importantly, with enthusiasm and enjoyment.

By break time we had already recorded 9 songs, each of them sounding beautiful and a super representation of the children’s love of singing that I get to hear every day. This time, of course, they were captured for everyone to hear, forever…

With a diverse and seasonal playlist that can be enjoyed throughout the year, the children were just brilliant, recording most of the songs successfully on the first take and we even had time to squeeze in a staff song before lunch, watched by an audience of 100 children, all of whom resisted the temptation to giggle. Well done everyone!

Of course, each class recorded their own song too and I am immensely proud of everyone, that at the end of the day we have a CD that we can all enjoy for a very long time and is a lasting memory of this year at our school. My huge thanks to Jules for his professionalism and organisation in making our day such fun and a real experience. Also to our fabulous staff for joining in with the song and adding our little bit of voice to a whole school collaboration. but to the children I must say a massive well done and thank you. Today was a complete privilege for me and another example of why I love my job.

Jules has kindly mixed a sample of some of the songs that you can listen to below. I also caught up with some children to ask them what they enjoyed about the day and you can read Jules’ blog post from his visit to our school HERE, too.

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