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Johanna pupils in Imperial War Museum musical adventure

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Year 5 pupils from Johanna Primary School premiered new pieces of music inspired by exhibits at the Imperial War Museum at a free concert last week.

Pupils from Johanna Primary School
Pupils from Johanna Primary School at the Imperial War Museum
Johanna pupils in Imperial War Museum musical adventure

Led by young musicians from the Southbank Sinfonia orchestra the concert represented the results of a collaboration between the sinfonia and children at Waterloo's Johanna Primary School and Archbishop Sumner Primary in Kennington together with the Imperial War Museum.

The schoolchildren paid visits to the museum and used the exhibits they saw there as inspiration for new pieces of music.

The project is part of Shell's sponsorship of the Southbank Sinfonia which enables the orchestra of young classically trained musicians to work with local children on education projects.

"Shell has always been proud to work with and help our local community," says London office director Andrew Eddy.

"We are delighted to sponsor Southbank Sinfonia and the education work it delivers to nearby schools producing wonderful concerts such as this enjoyed by parents, teachers and Shell staff."

Shell's support of Southbank Sinfonia over the last four years has enabled more than 1200 schoolchildren and their teachers to gain access to live music and to participate in music-making workshops.

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