- Monday, 06 February 2012
Schools across the West of England are signing up to be part of an inter-generational project that will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. The Golden-Oldies Charity was successful in winning funding from the Big Lottery last June for its Jubilee Time After Time Schools Project.
Goldies, as it has become fondly known, brings singing and laughter to people across the West of England and South Wales. The Charity started in Bath four years ago, initially with four singing sessions. This has now grown to over 60 with hundreds attending each week. The sessions are based on the popular hits of the 50s 60s and 70s.
Sir Cliff Richard is the Patron of Goldies and the work of the Charity was endorsed last year by an independent academic research by the University of Bath.
In her report Dr Barbra Teater said;
“Without question, Goldies is having a remarkable effect on the wellbeing and lives of many people.”
Jubilee Time After Time encourages Schools to open their doors to the elderly in their local communities. The projects can focus on any subject linked to the 60 years of The Queen’s reign.
Goldies Founder, Grenville Jones, explains;
“Whilst many Schools are doing singing-based projects some are also looking at projects as diverse as fashion and even researching playground games from the past.
“We have a special song for younger children called ‘Diamond Day’. This was written by Bath mum Tessa Cox and is available for Schools to download from our website www.jubileetimeaftertime.org.uk
“It is a very simple song set in the key of C and Schools can access a backing track free of charge.”
Jubilee Time after Time Schools already taking part include :
Colerne Primary School, Colerne; St Patrick's Primary School, Corsham; Box Primary School, Box; Corsham Regis School, Corsham; Neston Primary, Neston; Corsham Lypiatt School, Corsham; Corsham Primary School, Corsham; Culverhay School, Bath; Southdown Juniors, Bath; Footsteps Nursery, Bath; Winscombe Primary School, Weston-Super-Mare; Marksbury Primary School, Marksbury; Crockerne Primary School, Pill; St Julian's School, Wellow; Camerton School, Camerton; Brook Field Primary School, Swindon; Longwell Green Primary School, Bristol; Kewstoke Primary School, Weston-Super-Mare; St Gregory's School, Bath; St Mark’s School, Bath; Swainswick Primary School, Bath; St Stephen’s Primary School, Bath; St Saviour’s Infants, Bath; St Saviour’s Juniors, Bath; Highworth Warneford School, Swindon; The Royal High School, Bath; Three Ways School, Bath; Hayesfield School, Bath; Midsomer Norton County Primary School, Midsomer Norton; Peasedown St John Primary School, Bath; St Joseph’s and St Theresa Catholic Primary School, Wells; Sandford Primary School, Weston-Super-Mare; Wrington C of E Primary School, Weston-Super-Mare; Bridgewater College, Bridgewater; St Andrew's School, Congresbury; High Down Junior School, Portishead; Lacock Primary School, Wiltshire; St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Weston, Bath; Combe Down CEVC Primary School, Bath; High Littleton Primary School, High Littleton; St John's CE VA Primary School, Midsomer Norton; Marshfield Primary, Marshfield; Kington St Michael Primary School, Wiltshire; Weston All Saints Primary School, Bath; St Benedict’s Primary School, Midsomer Norton; St Katherine's School, Pill; Beechen Cliff School, Bath; Writhlington School, Radstock; Colston Upper School, Bristol; Freshford Primary School, Bath
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