School enjoys successful sea shanty day

A sea shanty day at Blundeston CEVCP School was hailed as a “fantastic” success. The Voice cLoud mem

A sea shanty day at Blundeston CEVCP School was hailed as a fantastic success. The Voice cLoud members teach the children. Pictures: Courtesy of Blundeston Primary - Credit: Archant

Pupils at a Lowestoft-area primary school enjoyed a day of singing sea shanties, as they learned about the history of the town and its fishing and seafaring past.

A sea shanty day at Blundeston CEVCP School was hailed as a “fantastic” success. The Voice cLoud mem

A sea shanty day at Blundeston CEVCP School was hailed as a fantastic success. The Voice cLoud members teach the children. Pictures: Courtesy of Blundeston Primary - Credit: Archant

A sea shanty day at Blundeston CEVCP School was hailed as a 'fantastic' success, as the children worked with members of the Voice cLoud – a Waveney-based music and arts organisation, who led a whole school assembly, followed by individual class workshops. The day ended with a performance for parents on the playground. A spokesman for the school in Church Road, Blundeston said: 'It was lovely to learn all about why sailors sang sea shanties and the meaning behind them, especially when so many of us know our ancestors were in the fishing trade.'

With Sea Songs and Sea Shanties of the East Coast a music and arts learning programme delivered by the Voice cLoud, it promotes the songs that were sung by the fishing community.


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