The Big Sing The Open Norwich

Posted on 22 June 2016


Year 6 pupils from across Norfolk and Waveney will be participating in 'The Big Sing' event at Open, Bank Plain Norwich.

Around 600 boys and girls from 27 DNEAT academies have been invited to join together to celebrate their time at Primary School. The pupils from across Norfolk and Waveney will sing a selection of songs from a variety of artists ranging from Gary Barlow to Queen.

The celebration event led by Fred Corbett, Chair of the Board of Trustees, will take place on Friday 24 June between 10.30am and 12.30pm and will close with a blessing by the Bishop of Norwich the Rt Revd Graham James.

Paul Dunning, Chief Executive Officer for Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) said: “this is the first year we have run the celebration and we are excited to see academies from across the DNEAT family join together for what promises to be a memorable day"

Singing with others is not only fun but also provides a range of mental, social and physical benefits. It's a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, improve confidence and it is a fantastic aerobic workout for your heart and lungs which makes your body produce the feel-good hormones endorphins.

The Song List for the event is as follows:

  • Future/Past by John Mark McMillan
  • This is the Day by Phil Wickham
  • Make it Better by Gary Knock
  • We are the Champions by Queen
  • Sing by Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Choir
  • Leavers Song by Out of the Ark Music
  • Believe by Sing Up

For more information about the event or if you would like to come along to take photos or film please contact Laura Grady, 01603 881721,

The Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) is the largest growing multi-academy trust in East Anglia. The Diocese of Norwich has a long and proud history of providing inclusive education across Norfolk and North Suffolk.

A core feature of the Diocese's approach has been the notion of belonging to a family where service of others is promoted, alongside other Christian values such as the worth of each individual, love and respect. These values are also central to DNEAT as can be seen in our work 'working within a Christian context – rooted in Gospel values such as service, thankfulness, perseverance and humility' provide an exciting, distinct and meaningful framework for raising educational standards.

Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust. Company no: 8737435.