Stand Up, Shout out Northumberland!, Cheryl’s anthem commissioned in 2012 by Northumberland Sport for the Northumberland School Games was given another airing on Saturday 15th June by the children of Whittingham 1st School as part of their contribution to the Bailiffgate Museum’s Singing Bus Tour.
The children had performed the anthem to Avril Huntly, the coordinator of the “Our Northumbrian Singing Heritage” project during one of her workshops in the school, and she invited them to sing the song again when the bus stopped in Whittingham. Avril commented later, “Yes the children sang the song with great gusto and it was very well received..the musicians and singers on the bus thought it was so lovely, as do I! ….Frankie was there so was able to explain about how the song came to be. We had a fabulous day with great support and lots of happy smiling children, plus the weather was kind to us!”