Over 300 Windsor school children gathered in the sunshine on the Long Walk this afternoon (27th May) to give a truly outstanding and moving live performance of Windsor’s Jubilee song aptly named ‘The Long Walk’. What makes this performance all the more special is the fact the song was created in March of this year from a workshop at Windsor Castle, where Emily Barden, composer and songwriter, and a team of local school children worked on lyrics and music to reflect the views of The Queen and her reign.
Emily led the choir for their performance, and was joined by James Manwaring (Windsor Platinum Jubilee Committee member and Director of Music, Windsor Learning Partnership) who not only had the vision, idea and enthusiasm for the creation of a special song to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee but to also devise and lead a full week of Jubilee activities to be enjoyed in schools across Windsor. It has been a truly amazing week for both the young people and their teachers and is sure to leave them with lasting happy memories of the Platinum Jubilee for years to come.
Congratulations and well done to everyone who has taken part and contributed.
Part of the performance along with interviews with some of the children, Emily Barden and James Manwaring was featured on Friday 27th May on the evening edition of BBC London News – take a look