For Black History Month, in our singing assemblies the children have been learning all about inspirational Black musicians and how they have changed the course of music. For example, Louis Armstrong with his phenomenal trumpet playing and contributions to Jazz music, Aretha Franklin (the queen of soul) as well as musical legends Tracy Chapman and Ray Charles.

They also learnt about musical legend Bill Withers, whose music spans so many different genres it is tricky to name but one. What we do know is that his award-winning song ‘Lean on me’ is about coming together when times are tough and helping others in need.

We hope you enjoy listening to Years 1, 2 and 3 perform this song. Feel free to sing along!