Academy on song for festive slot

Academy on song for festive slot

An academy in Hull is aiming to raise £1 million this Christmas to aid refugees — and to take this year’s No 1 slot for a festive hit.

The Archbishop Sentamu Academy teamed up with not-for-profit record label Nu Skool Music to compose Move as One, a song about how people can support refugees through “a spirit of unity”.

The team of young musicians, vocalists and performers produced a dance to go with an accompanying music video, drawing on Hull’s cultural heritage as a seafaring city.

The final production features teachers as well as pupils from three primary academies that are part of the Sentamu Academy Learning Trust (SALT).

Andrew Chubba, executive principal of SALT, said: “The plight of refugees the world over is worsening by the day.

“Considering this in the light of the academy values of trust, love and community, pupils and staff wanted to do something to help improve the lives of some of the world’s most unfortunate and down-trodden people.”

The song will be released on December 18 but you can visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-551ujMzjQ to watch the video now.

All money raised will be donated to aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières.

Pic: Archbishop Sentamu Academy pupil Ellie Ideson, 15, singing in the Move as One video