FORMER pupils at a school have shared an uplifting video of them singing to boost morale during lockdown.

Alumnae pupils formerly of RGS Dodderhill have used modern technology to connect and rehearse virtually and remotely due to the social distancing measures.

Caroline Vinson, head of music at the school in Droitwich, decided on acapella as this would show off the voices, as a few of the ladies now sing professionally.

This, combined with the VE Day 75th anniversary celebration, it naturally felt that the Vera Lynn classic ‘We’ll Meet Again’ would be fitting.

The choir initially met via an online platform and three separate hour-long rehearsals took place as well as practice tracks being emailed out to all ladies to learn.

Finally, the backing beat and tunes were all compiled and sent to everyone to sing against on video.


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Mrs Vinson said: “We are thrilled with the result and are already planning the next project ready for Remembrance Day in November.”

Social media was instrumental in contacting ‘old girls’ and there are now nearly 80 members of the alumnae group.

Not all of these sang on the recording, and the school is building up a database of alumnae; ladies who are passionate about education at Dodderhill and keen to be a part of its future with RGS, having merged in May 2019.

Sarah Atkinson, headmistress at RGS Dodderhill said: “I am absolutely delighted with the result and when I first saw the video and heard the voices, I was moved to tears. At this time, when our country is in lockdown and unable to properly celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, this music really does mean something. I am grateful to Mrs Vinson, Mrs Yvonne Wood who instigated a lot of contact and the Dodderhill former girls’, for their hard work in producing this film.”

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