Musical heritage

Music Makers: Cromford Primary School pupils Ollie Slack, Tommy Paine, Anthony Chatfield, Shona Connell and Kathryn Taylor work with musician Nichola Hunter on the Mills and Chimneys project 'Oh That Valley Did Change'.
Music Makers: Cromford Primary School pupils Ollie Slack, Tommy Paine, Anthony Chatfield, Shona Connell and Kathryn Taylor work with musician Nichola Hunter on the Mills and Chimneys project 'Oh That Valley Did Change'.

Pupils from Cromford School are among 180 young people taking part in a project to bring Derbyshire’s industrial heritage to life through music.

After a visit to Masson and Cromford Mills, the children wrote poems about the county’s industrial heritage which were turned into songs with the help of Derbyshire Poet Laureate Matt Black and ViVA composer Jack Ross.

The songs will be performed by a mass choir of primary school children at the Derby Assembly Rooms on Wednesday 13 June at 7pm.

Cromford Primary School Headteacher, Mrs Foster, said: “All of our 19 junior school children are taking part and are thoroughly enjoying the whole experience.”