Wiltshire schoolchildren write song to 'spread a little happiness' during coronavirus outbreak

Year 6 pupils at Heywood Prep School in Corsham in Wiltshire have written a song called 'The Sun will Keep on Shining' to lift people's spirits during the coronavirus outbreak.

The 10 and 11-year-olds performed the song to parents as they picked up their children on Friday 20 March. It was the day all schools were ordered to close - except for the children of key workers - to control the spread of the disease.

The Head of Music at Heywood Prep School says she is astounded by the positivity of her students who worked together in her lessons to come up with "The Sun will Keep on Shining".

Music is scientifically proven to lift your mood and song writing is an incredible way to share your feelings. In our Music Class this week with Year 6, we therefore decided to write a song to life everyone’s spirits and give the Year 6 children an opportunity to share their feelings.

Angelique Williamson, Head of Music, Heywood Prep School
The 10 and 11-year-olds hope their song will encourage people during this difficult time. Credit: Heywood Prep School

Here are the lyrics if you'd like to sing along:

The Sun will Keep on Shining

When the times are tough and the skies are greyIt sure feels lonely when your friends can’t playThe streets are quiet and the shops feel bareWe are all here for each other, we all care

Spread a little kindnessBring a little cheerLaughing isn’t cancelledSkies will clear

Share a little happinessSing a little songEnjoy the simple thingsClouds will soon be gone

The sun will keep on shining x 3

When you find it hard to smile, and your mind is fullGranny can’t visit and we’re here at schoolWe’ve washed our hands, so many times todayThe teachers say that will keep the germs away

Spread a little kindnessBring a little cheerLaughing isn’t cancelledSkies will clear

Share a little happinessSing a little songEnjoy the simple thingsClouds will soon be gone

The sun will keep on shining x 3

You can see the full song on Heywood Prep School's Facebook page.

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