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Stainton School to sing for Japanese Embassy in London

Students from Stainton will perform for the Japanese Ambassador Credit: Dalemain Marmalade Awards

Children from Stainton Primary School will be travelling to London today, 17th January, for an unusual school trip - they have been invited to sing at the Embassy of Japan to sing for the Japanese Ambassador.

Stainton students have opened the Dalemain Marmalade awards by singing the specially written 'Marmalade Song' for the past fourteen years.

Marmalade making is very popular in Japan, and the Dalemain awards received so many Japanese entrants that the country has launched its own Marmalade Awards.

They will take place in Yawatahama, Ehime in May 2019, and plans are underway to teach local Yawatahama school children the ‘Marmalade Song’, which organisers hope will be a link between the two communities.

The children’s trip has been funded by the Lakes Free Range Egg Company, a local family business, with additional support from Lakeland 100 Epic Kidz.

As a local, ex-Stainton School boy myself, I am very pleased we are able to support this trip for the staff and pupils of our local school. Family values and traditions are at the heart of what we hold dear at The Lakes. This is a valuable educational opportunity for our local school children to visit London and see first hand the cultural differences while at the Embassy reception."

– David Brass, CEO of The Lakes Free Range Egg Co Ltd

The next Marmalade Awards Festival takes place at Dalemain on the 16th March 2019.