On Monday 5th February our choir travelled into London to perform at the Barbican. Along with 800 other school children they took part in a musical medley, in order the raise money for Barnardo’s. Barnardo’s, a charity founded in 1866 by Thomas Barnardo, aims to never turn away a child who is in need. It was on the streets of East End London that Thomas discovered children who had no homes and therefore slept on the streets and struggled to survive. His charity not only provided homes for these lost children but also the first schools, known as Ragged Schools, in order to educate them so that they may find employment.
Today, the charity continue to work children within their own home situations; last year working with over 200,000 of them. Thank you to all the parents who came along to support the children and this charity- your tickets help to support this work. The St Edward’s choir were a credit to our school, with exemplary behaviour and wonderful singing, they made us very proud. What an honour to sing on such a prestigious stage raising money for such a worthy charity!
If you want to find out more about the charity- see here: https://www.barnardos.org.uk/
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