Music celebration cements local school partnership

Nine south Bristol schools celebrated their partnership through song and music at St Mary Redcliffe Church on Wednesday 17th June.

malago children's choir

All music had a watery theme and included a joint children's choir and a teacher choir from schools in the Malago Learning Partnership, named after a local river.

Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy Head of School Hilary Dunford organised the event. She said:

“We are very proud of our musical achievements. Being part of a local school partnership allows us to join forces to put on big events where children can step up to the challenge of a large audience. Although the partnership has been going for three years this is the first time we've put on an event like this for children and families.

“As our partnership is named after a local river schools have chosen music and songs with a watery theme from ‘Don’t forget yer old Shipmate’ to ‘Moon River’. Our teacher’s choir worked very hard to ensure that this was a special and memorable event for everyone.”

Parson St brass

Schools participating were St Peter’s C of E Primary, Cheddar Grove Primary, Headley Park Primary, Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy, Greenfield E-ACT Academy, Parson Street Primary, Victoria Park Primary and Bedminster Down School and KnowleDGE Learning Centre.


malago teachers choir


1. The Malago Learning Partnership was created by a group of south Bristol schools in 2011 to share best practice and improve attainment. Five primary schools, Cheddar Grove, Greenfield, Headley Park, Ilminster Avenue, Parson Street, St Peter’s C of E and Victoria Park work with Bedminster Down and Knowle-DGE Learning Centre.

Joint children's choir performing at St Mary Redcliffe for families and the Lord Mayor of Bristol aided by Preludes, part of the Bristol Ensemble outreach programme.

Brass group from Parson Street Primary School

Staff choir

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