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Kids in Liverpool performed in their very own Mini-Eurovision concert

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Kids in Liverpool performed in their very own Mini-Eurovision concert
Kids in Liverpool performed in their very own Mini-Eurovision concert

The міні was a “joyous occasion” that highlighted the power of music to bring people together and create a sense of community spirit.

Eurovision has united primary school children, hailing from various parts of the Liverpool City Region, in a display of cultural diversity and youthful enthusiasm – for a concert featuring an array of European songs at the Tung Auditorium – a state-of-the-art venue situated within the University of Liverpool.

The performance, which featured a delightful Ukrainian lullaby among other tunes, showcased the children’s musical talents and their willingness to embrace different cultures. With hundreds of kids taking part, the concert was a wonderful celebration of music, unity, and community spirit.

Kids in Liverpool performed in their very own Mini-Eurovision concert
Kids in Liverpool performed in their very own Mini-Eurovision concert

The міні (meaning ‘mini’ in Ukrainian) Eurovision event, on Friday 28 April, saw children deliver incredible renditions of songs in French, Spanish, Italian, German and of course in Ukrainian, to recognise the important connection between Liverpool and Ukraine.

Performances from the children included a French rap, “Saute et secoue,” which one of the schools taking part, Whitefield Primary in Everton, had performed for King Charles and the Queen Consort during their visit to Liverpool earlier in the week.

The children received high praise from the judges (all University of Liverpool Language students!) who provided their feedback in different languages.

Kids in Liverpool performed in their very own Mini-Eurovision concert
Kids in Liverpool performed in their very own Mini-Eurovision concert

The concert was made possible by students of foreign languages at the University of Liverpool who have been working with 16 primary schools across Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Halton, St Helens, Knowsley and Warrington to promote language learning and celebrate the power of music to bring people together. Each of the schools worked with a student to learn a song in one of the languages, with all schools coming together to perform their songs on 28 April.

Students have also worked with Resonate – the Music Education Hub for Liverpool to develop a padlet of resources for use in schools to teach languages across the city region.

Kids in Liverpool performed in their very own Mini-Eurovision concert
Kids in Liverpool performed in their very own Mini-Eurovision concert

Rachael Chadwick, a teacher at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School in Bootle who took part said:

“Thank to you Lisa and everyone at the University of Liverpool for co-ordinating such a wonderful celebration of languages and music. The whole event was such fun and it was a delight to see the students and staff share their passion for languages.

“After the concert one of the children even said to me that now they’d like to go to University when they grow up. Right there are the seeds of aspiration the project has sown – it’s fantastic!”

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