Pupils at a Redcar school have been working hard with professional musicians to create a day full of fun for the school, parents, carers and members of their local community.

With the help of £1,500 funding from the Community Support Fund set up by UKSE, the Tata Steel business support subsidiary, pupils at Newcomen Primary School will hold their annual Family Fun Day on Friday July 5 with the theme of Sounds of Solidarity.

Children from every year group have had the opportunity to work with Appollo Arts since the beginning of June and the highlight of the day will see them giving a musical finale with group singing and instrumental contributions including some solo performances.

The Day will also include lots of live music, picnics on the school field, various stalls, including those manned by local businesses, rides and activities. Last year more than 1,500 parents, carers and members of the community attended the event.

“We are extremely proud of our children,” said Headteacher Kinga Pusztai, “and this Family Day is such a great opportunity for families and community to come together with the school. With increasing financial pressures on budgets we were struggling to cover the costs of the musical element to the day and everyone is so grateful to UKSE for stepping in with this generous funding.

“Everyone loves Family Day and the children also benefit so much from working with professional musicians and performing with them.”

Sarah Thorpe, UKSE Regional Manager, said: “In addition to the investment and workspace support we give to businesses, our Community Support Fund helps charities and projects that improve life for people living in our steel areas.  We have now provided more than £1.2m to help projects in the Northern region alone.

“We are very happy that we could not only contribute to a fun day that the school and community obviously enjoy hugely but also give the children a great musical experience and opportunity to learn new skills.”