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Creative week at The Queen’s Lower School raises funds for Sierra Leone school

A week of creativity through art and music was enjoyed by girls at The Queen’s Lower School.

Q-Create Week saw some outstanding pieces of work made by the pupils as well as a sponsored musicathon to raise money for the school’s partner school, The Oaks, in Sierra Leone.
With a theme of ‘Our Oceans: Our Futures’ the Liverpool Road school was transformed into a hub of creativity.

From mosaics of sea creatures and designing shields and pouches for the first explorers’ journeys to creating imaginative marine beasts and poetry writing, the pupils produced a range of excellent work.

The middle of the week brought a magical day of performance in the form of a sponsored non-stop musicathon, which began with the Big Sing led by vocal coach Ian Chesworth, included soloists, duets and ensemble performances as well as African drumming sessions in the sunshine. It ended with a music recital for parents in the evening.

Head of Lower School Rachel Cookson said: “Q-Create Week was a tremendous success and really gave the girls an opportunity to express themselves through art and music. The visual arts play a big part in the life of a school and it is an area that every child can enjoy and play a full part in.

“The level of talent from our pupils never ceases to amaze me and the support we received for our sponsored musicathon was wonderful to see. I would like to thank all the parents for their continued support with our fundraising and it is heart-warming to see the girls so keen to raise as much as possible for our partner school.”

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