Each of the primary schools had a series of creative workshops including photography, printmaking, drama and songwriting, and visits to explore and record their feelings about Anglia Square. They also had oral history workshops with BBC Voices and subsequently interviewed local community members.
The children wrote song lyrics, poems and thoughts about the area which were compiled by Charlie Caine and formed into a song. Once the lyrics were complete the children worked in groups around the piano with Charlie, to collaboratively compose the music. Each song had an individual theme and particular focus that made it specific to the feelings of the children who worked together to write it.
At Mile Cross Primary, Y5 looked sadly back at Anglia Square with All Stories Must End, reflecting on how time and decay has treated the once shiny modern buildings, and saying a thoughtful goodbye. They highlight the good and bad they saw as they walked around the area.
By Duncan Joseph