Support for musical partnership project

KS3 students involved in the European Music Show with Alnwick Lions Andrew Smail, Bill McDonald and Mick Keane.
KS3 students involved in the European Music Show with Alnwick Lions Andrew Smail, Bill McDonald and Mick Keane.

Alnwick Lions have given £1,000 to a group of pupils taking part in an exciting musical project with some European partners.

Pupils from the Duchess’s Community High School, formerly from Lindisfarne Middle before its closure, are one of five groups taking part in The European Music Show, a two-year intercultural arts project, backed by the EU’s ERASMUS+ programme.

It will culminate in the production of a musical film created by the students themselves with songs in different languages.

The donation by the Lions will benefit all the teams – the others being from Palermo, Sicily; Paris, France; Algarrobo, Spain; and Böblingen, Germany – and will be used to pay for transport, admission tickets to the Garden and costumes.

The partners are coming to Alnwick next month and a special concert is taking place at the Playhouse on Tuesday, October 24, (£5 per ticket, to go towards the funding of the project).