A creative workshop designed for local schoolchildren recently included a surprise appearance from the High Sheriff of Chester, who arrived to bestow an award to the event organiser for services to the community.
The song composition workshop held at Tattenhall’s Ice Cream Farm was hosted by AmaSing, a charity supporting mental health among younger people through the arts, and saw pupils from 25 different primary schools from around Cheshire participate.
During the afternoon event, Jeannie France-Hayhurst, High Sheriff for the county, presented the Director and Founder of AmaSing, Rachel Borman, with the High Sheriff’s dedicated award in “recognition of great and valuable services to the community”.
The workshop saw a total of 56 schoolchildren collaborate with James Dee, a professional composer, to create a song especially for the Ice Cream Farm. The goal of the event was to offer an exciting and inclusive arts opportunity designed to support creativity and wellbeing in young people around Cheshire, regardless of their age, ability, needs, or background.
Commenting on the event, AmaSing’s founder said:
“This magical day was the first time we have brought lots of Cheshire schools together in a workshop to create music since the pandemic, so it was really special to be able to do that again.”
The new song created by the kids will now be professionally produced and recorded. It will be sung by a choir composed of the schools involved in the Ice Cream Farm workshop and taught to other schools via an “online sing”.