Earlier this week our talented school choir took part in the Emojinal Health Concert at King George’s Hall, Blackburn.
This annual concert raised awareness and money for Child Action North West (CANW) and the work they do to help children with Emotional Health issues. They empower children and young people with the knowledge and skills they can use to maintain good mental health, build resilience, in order to better deal with problems and challenges.
The concert consisted of a night of singing, smiles and celebration, all with the aim of raising awareness of the need to improve the mental health of young people in Lancashire.
In front of a audience of 3000, the choir performed a number of massed choir songs, including You’ve got the Love, by Florence and the Machine.
The Blackburn Central High School choir also took to the stage to perform Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Our students showed off their three part harmony, and Year 11 student Ashley performed a fantastic solo.
In the build up to the concert our choir took part in a singing workshop with opera singer Shaun Ruane, and a special assembly about emotional health and wellbeing by Lewis Baxter.
We would like to thank everyone at Child Action North West for including us in their amazing concert. We’d also like to thank DHL for sponsoring our choir for the event, providing them t-shirts, and the workshop.
The Emojinal Health campaign offers young people swift, easy access to support, giving them help they need when they need it most. Emojis often help children convey their emotions when they struggle to find the words. Our school choir look forward to taking part in this event again next year.