Year 11 boys at Shoeburyness High School, helped by Shared Space grant.
The rather special VoiceMale Choir of Shoeburyness High School, Southend received a boost fund grant from Shared Space to help them travel to concerts. Now the choir can sing out at events across Southend.
The choir is made up of up to 90 year 11 boys at the school, who are under-achieving or might be in danger of becoming disengaged from their education. They are welcomed into a male-voice choir to give them support. And what the choir might sometimes lack in finesse they more than make up for in sheer volume and enthusiasm.
They have performed at assemblies, celebrations and shopping centres and are always well received. The benefits to the boys who take part are clear: they learn to work as a team and grow in confidence and self-respect.
The choir was established in memory of the much loved headteacher of Shoeburyness High School, Sue Murphy, who died of cancer at the height of her career. Seven years later the choir is going strong.
Well done to the boys of SHS, keep singing!
We are delighted to be supporting you as you help others in Shoeburyness and beyond.