Students in tune for birth of new school

Recording the new song for Forge Valley Community School
Recording the new song for Forge Valley Community School

A pop song celebrating the start of a new school in Sheffield has been produced by students from Myers Grove and Wisewood with staff from Red Tape studios.

Forge Valley Community School will take the place of Myers Grove and Wisewood after the summer break.

Forge Valley headteacher Diane McKinlay said: “The song is uplifting and captures perfectly the hopes of students as they move into the new school.

“I’m very proud of those who have helped to write the song as well as the hundreds who have performed on it. It is a quality product that promotes a sense of unity and celebration.’’

Ideas for the song were generated through English and music lessons in both schools. The aim was to acknowledge the past and also look to the future.

Singers were identified from both schools and invited to attend a professional recording session at Red Tape with the support of Pete Eason and Richard Lawrence-Day.

Schools enterprise champion Mike Garnock-Jones said: “This is a perfect example of students working with local businesses to create a high quality product for sale.”

Head of music Julia Rushworth said: “This is not your usual ballad-type fodder. The song is radio-friendly and has the potential to be released as a single as it’s very catchy. Students from both schools performed to an incredibly high standard.”