Song for Hull
A project launched during Hull City of Culture 2017 has been able to continue thanks to funding from Newground Together, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
The project, managed by Hull Music Service, saw children from 12 primary schools and one high school across the city work with professionals to write and record a song before performing it live at a concert in front of an audience at the Bonus Arena.
Based on poems from the children around the theme When I Grow Up – Building Aspiration, the song was written by professional writer Nigel Taylor from Beats Bus, a social enterprise designed to encourage the city’s next generation to speak out about their hopes and aspirations through music.
A Song for Hull served as an opportunity for children to experiment with writing and music as well as perform in a large arena. This was a great way to boost confidence and improve mental health. Many pupils involved in the project found a new love for singing and found being involved in their school choir improved their mood.