One hundred and twenty children startled unsuspecting members of the public at Legoland, Windsor on Saturday 17th April by singing and dancing songs from the musical Annie. The children, all from from Stagecoach schools in Witney and Bourton on the Water - a national network of performing arts schools for 4 to 18 year olds - sang and danced to two songs from the musical Annie "It's a Hard Knock Life" and "Tomorrow" to raise awareness World Vision's Child Health Now Campaign which draws attention to the 8.8 million children under five who die of preventable diseases like diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria.
It is planned that many of the young people involved will go on to lead activities in their schools to promote this event and the Child Health Now campaign by conducting assemblies or talks in their classes to raise awareness.
The flashmob Legoland video is available online
World Vision's Head of Engagement Martin Thomas said, 'The event on Saturday brought together one hundred and twenty children and was an amazing experience; something that will linger in their memories for a long time to come. Having been involved with the project from its inception, it was thrilling to see the culmination of more than seven months of planning and creative engagement with young people, their families, Stagecoach and Legoland. Our hope is that the flash mob video and campaign call will become something that makes ripples throughout the UK and across the world; inspiring people to take action for the world's most vulnerable children.'
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Footage of the event is available online to upload to your websites.
As a complimentary activity, Riding Lights 'Roughshod' Theatre Company will be conducting Child Health Now interactive drama workshops in schools nationwide.
CHILD HEALTH NOW is World Vision's first global advocacy campaign and was launched on 16th November 2009. Over the next five years, the charity will be campaigning on the issue of under-five child health in the hope to harness global reach and influence in order to reach the Millennium Development Goal to reduce child mortality by two thirds by 2015.
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